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New construction limited Few companies building in Rowan as Great Recession lingers BY EMILY FORD eford@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — You can count on two hands the number of new businesses going up in Rowan County. While dirt is turning in a few places, construction of new plants, medical offices and restaurants mostly eludes the area, which is still feeling the effects of the Great Recession, officials say. “There is very little new construction going on in the commercial world,” said

Preston Mitchell, a Salisbury city planner. While crews are building the Sheetz gas station on Jake Alexander Boulevard, the Webb Road Flea Market off I85 and Duke Energy’s new power plant near Spencer, the majority of commercial construction is limited to upfits and remodels. It’s not the boost to the tax base that Rowan County and the municipalities would like to see as officials struggle to fill budget holes on the heels of property revaluation.

Industrial recruitment efforts continue, however, and Rowan County has landed new companies including Boral Composites, which is building a facility in East Spencer and is expected to invest $12.8 million in Rowan County. “There is more activity than there has been, but this increase moves us up from the bottom, and there’s no way to go but up from there,” said Robert Van Geons,

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construction work continues on the new Sheetz convenience store going up at the corner of Jake Alexander Boulevard and Old concord Road.

SOME SCAMS NEVER GO AWAY Yard sale passes goal Cystic fibrosis fundraiser’s second day icing on cake after $100,000 BY SHAVONNE POTTS spotts@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — Alane Mills estimates she’s shopped for about six years at Helen Brown’s annual spring yard sale that benefits cystic fibrosis research. She shops and it’s a way to help donate to a worthy cause. Mills said she’s always looking for one item in BROWN particular: “I’m always checking for silver,” she said. Mills is moving to Chicago to be closer to her son after living in Rowan County since the 1970s. She’s also retiring. But even though she’s downsizing, she still has room to add to her silver collection.

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Alane Mills has been finding deals for years at Helen Brown’s yard sales. Mills also shops for books to add to the Spencer Library. She’s a member of the Woman’s Club and they often gift books to the library. Brown achieved her goal before Friday’s sale had barely begun. By the time the sale started at noon, Brown had

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Best advice: Don’t get caught up in something that sounds too good to be true BY SHELLEY SMITH ssmith@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — Hazel Erwin has entered the Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes for several years. So when she received a letter and check in the mail claiming she had won $325,000 from what appeared to be Publisher’s Clearing House, it sounded too good to be true, but she decided to look into it anyway. “I thought, ‘Oh my God!’ ” she said. “Then I got to reading the letter and everything, got to looking at it more closely, and it wasn’t really the Sweepstakes print of Publish- scams among er’s Clearing those that House. ... I knew it never end, 2A was probably a scam.” She called the “claims agent” named in the letter anyway, to see what she had to do to get her winnings. Instead of a phone ringing, she heard a message with music: “Welcome to Publisher’s Clearing House.” Then a man picked up the

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phone. “I told him why I was calling, and he put me on hold,” she said. “And then apparently he came back on the line, but I could hear in the background just people talking at their house or something, and he hung up.” She called back, but no one picked up. “Once I called that number, that was a dead giveaway there,” she said. Ask any law enforcement officer what comes to mind when they hear: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” They’ll likely think of the same four-letter word: scam. Scams have evolved over the past 40 years, N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper said. In the 1970s, the Nigerian letter scams were the most popular. Then the phone calls began, authorities said, and faxes. And now scammers target their victims through email. Authorities say scams are always changing, disappearing and reappearing in homes and businesses across the United States. And they say it’s important to understand how to recognize a scam,

SALISBURY — The “Grandma/Grandpa” scam is making a big comeback, N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper said. And the caller usually doesn’t know who he or she is calling, just hoping they’ll take the bait. When the senior citizen answers the telephone, the caller, sounding distressed, will say, “Grandma?” If the senior citizen believes the caller is a grandchild and uses a name, the scammer takes that information and runs with it. “Yeah, it’s me,” the caller says, using the name of the grandchild just provided by the intended victim. The scammer then “asks grandparents to wire money to a certain place,” Cooper said. “They’ll say they’ve been in a wreck overseas, something like that, and they need money,” he said. In 2011 Cooper’s office has heard from four victims of this scam and has taken a total of 23 complaints. The victims were

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2011 deadliest year for tornadoes since 1950 JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The numbers look increasingly bleak for families hoping for the best after a monster tornado that devastated the town of Joplin, as the city has raised the death toll to at least 139 and state officials say 100 people are still missing. Thousands more people far beyond Joplin had been waiting for good news about a teen believed to have been ejected or sucked from his vehicle on the way home from graduation. Several social-networking efforts specifically fo-

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cused on finding information about Will Norton. But his family says he, too, is among the dead — found in a pond near where his truck was located. “At least we know that he wasn’t out there suffering,” his aunt Tracey Presslor said, holding a framed portrait of her 18-year-old nephew at a news conference. “Knowing that he was gone right away was really a blessing for us.” Joplin City Manager Mark

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they could deliver the check that I had won, and they would hand deliver the check, which is written on Bank of America, and they asked if they could meet and bring the check to me tomorrow morning,� Stirewalt said. The caller said Stirewalt had to pay a premium of $1,200 before the check could be delivered. “I said, ‘No, I won’t send that. This is some kind of gimmick,’ � Stirewalt said. “They clicked right then; they hung up.� Stirewalt received another call about the winnings the next day, and he asked the caller if he could pay the $1,200 premium when they delivered the check. “And he said, ‘Hold on just a minute, let me see,’ and hung up,� Stirewalt said. The person called again the next day with the same story, and again a few days later. “I remember each one of them reminding me that they know there are

a number of publishing houses that offer money for cash, for filling out forms,â€? Stirewalt said. “And this was to make sure that I understand that this is all legal. “But I’m not convinced.â€? • • • Other scam stories from Rowan County residents: • Robert Cockerl received a letter saying he was a winner in an international sweepstakes. It included an “official-lookingâ€? check from SunTrust Bank, he said. According to the notice, he had won $125,000, but needed to pay $2,875 in taxes, directly through Western Union. Cockerl said he knew it was a scam but decided to call his “claim agent.â€? He and his wife asked the man many questions — so many the man hung up on them. So they called back several more times, and the man continued to hang up. “It got to the point that they

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Who to call if you think it’s a scam Contact the following agencies with questions about scams, or to report a scam: • N.C. Attorney General’s Office: 1-877-5-N0-SCAM (1-877-566-7226) • Rowan County Sheriff’s Office: 704-216-8700 • Salisbury Police Department: 704-638-5333 You can also visit www.ncdoj.gov for new and tips on the latest scams.

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Nigerians and sweethearts There are two scams that local authorities see and hear the most in Rowan: Nigerian letters and the door-to-door “home repairmen.� Cooper says the Nigerian letter scams are the oldest, and because they’ve been around for so long, most people know the warning signs. “A very small percentage of people actually respond to them because most people recognize these letters as scams,� he said. A Nigerian scam typically reaches people by mail. The usual pitch, Cooper said, is that someone is trying to move money out of the country and needs help doing it. “What they’re really after is your bank account number, and to get you to wire money to them,� he said. The Nigerian scam has evolved, Cooper said, “from letters to junk faxes and emails.� “They’re able to send out hundreds of thousands of these at a time, and it only takes a few people to bite for them to be successful,� he said. Although these scams have been around the longest, North Carolinians still fall victim to the original scam and its new forms. In the past year, one person lost $205,000 to a phony oil tycoon in Ghana, Cooper said. And just within the past couple of months, a woman reported losing about $40,000 so far, because she somewhat believes the nice man on the phone

when he calls, Cooper said. Cooper said this so-called “sweetheart scam� is the latest twist on the Nigerian scam. This scam targets seniors, and most of the scam artists pretend to be wealthy oil executives in African or Asian countries. “They pretend to really like these people,� he says. “They ‘sweetheart’ them. “They try to establish a relationship with this person, usually a senior, and try to establish a love relationship through these lines of communication.� Cooper said the scammers will say a medical illness has come up, or they are suddenly in prison and need cash wired, and fast. “These latest scams have evolved into trying to establish an actual relationship with a person,� Cooper says. “This is why we tell people not to respond to these letters in any way. Some people are curious and want to know what the next steps are. “But don’t do it — you just don’t want to get that information out there.� Salisbury Police Detective Brent Hall specializes in frauds and scams. He receives several reports of scams every week. Lt. Chad Moose of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and Detective Jason Owens are contacted at least eight times a week with reports of scams. “People send a lot of money over there,� Moose said of the Nigerian scams.

Home repair The second favorite of scammers targeting Rowan County residents are the home repair schemes. In these, the scammers promise to repair a roof or pave a driveway at a cheaper rate than the competition but ask for the payment up front. “No business should ask you to pay up front,� Hall said. “Someone coming to work on trees or the roof, ask them to leave a card and you’ll get in touch at a later time. Then go to the Better Business Bureau and see how their companies are rated and if anyone’s reported them.� Moose said if your home is in need of repair, make sure you use someone reputable. “If a guy pulls up in a pickup truck with a shovel, he’s probably not a driveway man,� he said Cooper said these “fly-by-nighters� are usually doing unnecessary driveway or roof repairs. “They usually do a really shoddy job and oftentimes they charge significantly more than you could get a driveway paved for,� he said. The roof repairs, he says, are “actually just worthless garbage,� costing a homeowner thousands. “Contact established roofing companies that you know and check the companies out through our website or the Better Business Bureau,� he said. “Don’t let these fly-by-night companies come in and take your money.�

Latest targets: people facing foreclosure, trying to get out of debt out of debt or desperate to save their home,� he said. “Give money, and you end up further in the hole and losing everything anyway.� The criminals behind these scams tell you to stop paying your debts and let them handle everything, including contacting all creditors, and all you have to do is pay $3,000, Cooper said. “What it does, it throws you deeper into debt,� he said.

for substantial amounts of money from grandparents,� Cooper said. But the scam artists have FROM 1a recently gotten even better, scammed out of a total of Cooper said. $197,000. “Now we’re finding these “So these people are asking scam artists can go to Face-

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In North Carolina, it’s illegal to charge people up front for help with debt, Cooper said. He helped push through that law because “the abuse was so great.� “We’ve taken about a dozen of these outfits to court over the last couple of years,� he said. “We don’t have to prove that they’ve done anything for the people, just that they took money up front. ... We’ve gotten a lot of money back for these people.�

book and find specific information about these people and will call that person and have that information,� he said. Cooper said everyone should verify who they’re talking with, because it’s very hard to investigate once the money has been sent. “Make sure the story is solid before you send money,� he said. Salisbury Police Detective Brent Hall said seniors are also taken advantage of because of the way they were raised — to be polite and trust people. “They feel sorry for people,� he said. “And the reason (scammers) hit senior citizens is because they’re the ones that have the money, have the nest egg.� Hall said older folks are also less likely to report fraud. “Most are ashamed or don’t know they’ve been scammed,� he said. And sometimes when they realize they have been scammed, it’s too late. The “nest egg� is gone. Hall said he receives reports each month from relatives of senior citizens who have taken over their loved one’s finances and found large amounts missing. Sometimes, there’s barely anything left in the account. Cooper said seniors are also targeted because some suffer from some form of dementia or memory loss. Cooper’s staff educates

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Debt release and foreclosure scams are “very prevalent� right now, N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper said. Advertisements for them can be found online, in your mailbox and on television. Cooper said the scams are “very high on the list of problems� his office is dealing with this spring. “We’ve seen time and time again where people have paid hard-earned money because they’re desperate to get

cursed us out and told us not to call back again,â€? Cockerl said. “He said they were going to kill us, burn our house down.â€? • Janice Lentz got a call from someone who said she had won $2.5 million and a brand new 2010 Mercedes Benz. “I said,’Now wait a minute, I don’t believe this. This is a scam,’ â€? she said. “He said, ‘Oh no, I promise you it’s not a scam.’ â€? She kept the man on the phone for 45 minutes, making him believe she was going to go to Western Union and wire some money, and then she hung up. “And he called back again, and I just hung up the phone again,â€? Lentz said. “He really thought I was falling for it.â€? Lentz said the man swore to her over and over that he was not lying and told her several times, “I guarantee that it will change your life.â€? “I’m afraid some people will fall for that,â€? she said.

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center offers these tips about unsolicited emails, and clicking on unfamiliar links: • Adjust the privacy settings on social networking sites you frequent to make it more difficult for people you know and do not know to post content to a page. Even a “friendâ€? can unknowingly pass on multimedia that’s actually malicious software. • Do not agree to download software to view videos. These applications can infect your computer. • Read emails you receive carefully. Fraudulent messages often feature misspellings, poor grammar and nonstandard English. Another tip is to always check a company’s website or Better Business Bureau rating before giving any information.

Don’t get snagged by phishing tricks “Dear AOL member/Bank of America customer, it has come to our attention that your billing and address information records are out of date. ... Please verify your billing and address information.� Some scammers use email to “phish� the Internet, hoping people will take the bait and hand over their credit card information, logins and passwords for various online accounts, the Better Business Bureau warns. One scam sent to AOL customers looked very official, but it was fake. It asked users to verify their accounts and requested name, address, phone number, mother’s maiden name, Social Security number, credit card information and more. And it looked authentic, complete with AOL icons, one of them saying, “Connection to Secure AOL Server.� “If you do get something, call the bank (or company) and ask,� Salisbury Police Detective Brent Hall said. “I wouldn’t give anything over the phone or over the Internet.� Another email scam appears to be from a friend or acquaintance and goes something like this: “Help me! I’m traveling abroad and was robbed, and I need money to get back to the states. I only have 24 hours to make it happen.� This scam is an attempt to get someone to wire money across the world, and authorities say these scams are difficult to solve because they cross international borders. “People hijack email accounts, say they’re in trouble and need someone to send money,� Rowan County Sheriff’s Lt. Chad Moose said. “That’s not legit. We’ve actually had some of those.�

Ric Flair held in contempt over loan CHARLOTTE (AP) — Pro wrestler Ric Flair has been found in contempt for failing to repay a loan and autograph photos for a wrestling merchandise company. The Charlotte Observer reports the court order filed this week says Flair could be sent to jail for up to 90 days if he doesn’t meet the requirements of the order. Highspots Inc. says it loaned Flair $35,000. The

company wants Flair to repay the loan and sign 300 photos, or give up a world championship belt he put up as collateral. Flair’s agent Melinda Morris Zanoni, told the newspaper this was a simple business dispute and Flair intends to comply with the court order. Flair has been wrestling for nearly 40 years. He now gives his trademark “Whooooo!� for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

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the recipient receives the winnings, the letter says, he or she must first pay taxes on the lottery or sweepstakes winnings, deposit the check, and wire the money to the company. Several days later, the checks bounce. “I know that people want to win lotteries and sweepstakes, but it’s illegal to take money up front for winning lotteries and sweepstakes,� Cooper said. “If they’re asking you to send money, you should know it’s a scam.� And several Rowan County residents contacted the Salisbury Post after receiving letters and checks, or calls to their homes, saying the won a sweepstakes or contest, but they were able to recognize the winnings were just scams. James Stirewalt, 84, of Salisbury, received a phone call from a stranger claiming he had won $625,000 after mailing in a form. “I was to tell them what morning

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Fit For Motion: Children learn lessons for health SALISBURY — When Cress Goodnight saw a second-grader order brown rice instead of white rice, he knew Fit for Motion had made an impression on the child. “He told me it was more healthy,” said Goodnight, who coordinates the health and wellness education program serving a dozen Rowan-Salisbury elementary schools. Goodnight, the assistant manager of rehabilitation medicine for Rowan Regional Medical Center, said he often sees kids in the community who have graduated from Fit for Motion. More than 900 participated this year and recently

graduated. “One even had a Fit for Motion birthday party,” he said. “They know that eating well and exercising are important.” Fit for Motion is sponsored by Rowan Regional, Food Lion and the YMCA of Rowan County in response to the pediatric obesity epidemic. In its third year, the program started in 2008 at three schools, then six and now 12. The program educates children about healthy lifestyle behaviors and encourages them to become leaders. During a Fit for Motion session, children exercise, learn about nutrition and other health topics and play games. The program is de-

signed to help them become role models for their classmates and even family members. Employees from the hospital and YMCA visited each school 18 times this year. “Having professional people come and talk to them makes an impact,” Goodnight said. Rick Parker, senior director of professional and support services at Rowan Regional, and Amanda Hesse, chief operating officer for the Rowan County YMCA, helped Goodnight coordinate the program. “We feel like we start with these young kids and make them healthy the rest of their lives,”

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COOKING UP HOLIDAY TRADITION Annual Memorial Week Celebration focuses on food BY SHAVONNE POTTS spotts@salisburypost.com

ALISBURY — For the past 15 years, the Rev. David Rankin has been serving up fried fish and other homemade foods and desserts during the JC Price Post 107 Memorial Week Celebration. Rankin and others with South Iredell AME Zion in Troutman will spend a week at the 92nd annual event. Several churches and organizations began selling food and other items Saturday for the event. Church members also make homemade desserts including peach cobbler, pies and cakes. Rankin said they use 27 cases of fish, seven of which are whiting. They’ve had many successful years selling the same items they’ve sold since the beginning. He estimates they’ve made anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 through the years. He compared the fellowship and activities to a family reunion. “It’s good fellowship,” he said. “People ask about it. They love good food,” Rankin said. Fred Miller is a regular customer. He has attended every year for the last five years and makes his stop at the South Iredell booth. “I always stop here. I like the fish,” he said. Sheryl Everhart, a member of South Iredell, said the event is good. “It’s a way for people to fellowship. They come, sit and eat,” she said. Julia Allison, also a member of South Iredell, said the event

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Festivities continue Upcoming activities for the JC Price Memorial Week: • Post Everlasting Service, 11 a.m. today, White Rock AME Zion Church in Granite Quarry. • Gospel Festival today and Monday, 6:30 p.m., in the upstairs auditorium at the Post. • Rides by Inners Shows, Wednesday through June 5. The Legion Post is located at 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. The activities end June 5.

is also an opportunity to tell people about the church and invite newcomers to a service. Sharon Corpening takes her lunch break to partake of the food vendors’ offerings during the week. “I’ve been coming for more than five years to get some good hot fish,” Corpening said. World of Faith Outreach Ministries, located at Cottage Street, also will be on hand this week to sell food. The Rev. Kimberly Bost said the church has food items from popcorn, snow cones, chicken to ice cream. “It helps with recognition of the church. You meet different people,” she said. Bost said it’s also a chance for the church to witness to people. She said she’s also grateful for her church family who volunteers their time throughout the week. “We appreciate them for their time and patience,” she said. The people who patronize the vendors are also what makes the week a success, Bost said. While members of Open Door Outreach Ministries in East Spencer were frying fish, others took time out for singing and reading scriptures. There were many amens as Apostle Karen Foxx talked

Second and third overall winners get $100 and $50. All age-group winners will receive locally handcrafted spearpoint replicas from Badin’s Hardaway site. Second and third place age-group winners will receive handmade kiln fired Historic Badin medallions. Age-group awards will be presented in 14 age groups. Registration is available online at www.active.com and more information and a printable race application is available at www.salisburyrowanrunners.org. Registration is

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Badin triathlon set for Saturday The Fourth Annual Historic Badin Triathlon will take place Saturday. The event includes a 750meter swim in Badin Lake, a 12-mile bike ride around Stanly County, and a 5-kilometer run along Valley Drive and other areas of downtown Badin. There is also a team competition, with each member doing one facet of the triathlon. The top overall finishers, male and female, will receive three days, two nights, and a $50 meal credit at the Badin Inn.

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available through Friday night at $60, and limited raceday registration is also available at Badin Lake from 6:307:30 a.m. Registration on Saturday is $70. Teams are $110 through Friday night, and $120 on Saturday morning. Packet pickup is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the boat landing across from Alcoa on N.C. 740, or at Town Hall if inclement weather occurs. More information can be obtained by calling 704-3106741, or by email at ksl1129@yahoo.com

Gold Hill hosts National Trails Day event Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation will host a hiking event in celebration of American Hiking Society’s 19th annual National Trails Day on Saturday. The event will be held along the Gold Hill Rail Trail from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration for the hike will begin at 9 a.m. at the E.H. Montgomery General Store in the Village of Gold Hill. Participants should wear comfortable hiking boots or shoes. No open toed shoes, flip-flops or sandals allowed. The first hour of the hike is relatively easy with a lot of Gold Hill History explained.National Trails Day is held in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. It’s a celebration of America’s magnificent trail system and its supporters and volunteers, The slogan for this year, “Made With All Natural Ingredients,” is an invitation to Amer-

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SALISBURY — Space is available, but limited for this year’s ADHD camp in June at Dan Nicholas Park. The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder camp is intended for children ages 612 who have been identified as ADHD to teach them social skills and teamwork, and to boost their self-esteem. The camp is June 20-24. Dr. Wayne Koontz, one of the founders of the camp, treats children with ADHD in his practice at Salisbury Pediatric Associates. He said it’s not too late for parents to enroll their children. “We have some scholarships,” Koontz said. The cost for day camp is $150 for the week, which includes lunch, activities, crafts, a water splashdown courtesy of Liberty Fire Department, karate, a science project and team-building exercises. The camp was started about eight years ago. It began as a way to fill a void for children with ADHD and has developed into something for returning campers to look forward to and newcomers to enjoy. Each year, has a theme. This year, it’s motorcycles. “We will have a group of people come out and bring their bikes,” Koontz said. The campers will also build a model motorcycle and then ride it, he said. Participants will go to different work stations for instruction — drama, arts and crafts and physical activity. Campers will also tour Dan Nicholas Park and go to the Gem Mines. All of the children who will participate must have a physical, Koontz said. For more information about signing a child up for the camp, call Salisbury Pediatric Associates at 704-636-5576. Ask for Tammy at the office to obtain an application form. Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704797-4253.

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Man shot 5 times in revenge killing BREVARD (AP) — An autopsy has found a man who police say was killed in a Transylvania County Dollar General as revenge was shot five times. The autopsy report obtained by The Times-News of Hendersonville says Toby Mathis, 27, had three bullets lodged in his chest. One shot went through his neck and chest and a fifth shot grazed his scalp. Investigators say Mathis was killed by Charles O’Shields in April. Deputies say O’Shields wanted revenge after Mathis was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of O’Shield’s son who fell out of a truck Mathis was driving in December. O’Shields is charged with first-degree murder and is being held in the Transylvania County jail without bond.

Man eligible for death penalty in burglary GREENVILLE (AP) — A jury has determined a man who killed two people during a Pitt County burglary four years ago is eligible for the death penalty. The Daily Reflector of Greenville reports the same jury will return Tuesday to decide if Shelton Mills, 34, should be put to death for the murders. Mills was convicted of killing Cylvonnia Preddy Crowder and Robert Bizzell Jr. during a burglary. The jury has already heard a 911 call where Crowder is heard begging Mills to spare her life moments before a gunshot rings out. Mills’ attorneys argued he was mentally impaired, pointing out prosecutors and the victims’ families offered a plea deal for a life sentence before the trial started. But jurors sided with prosecutors who said killings happened as Mills committed another felony.

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Underwater work can be gruesome, but necessary BY JENNIFER FERNANDEZ The News & Record of Greensboro

BELEWS LAKE (AP) — When the call came May 2, nearly the entire Greensboro police underwater recovery team responded. Some of the 11 officers were off duty. Others were at their regular stations, most of them as patrol officers. They converged that afternoon on Country Park Lake, where a submerged vehicle had been spotted with what looked like a body inside. “The first thing is, you hope it’s an abandoned car,” said Officer Mike Maul, an eight-year veteran of the police dive team. “And that it’s a coincidence and not who we’re looking for the last couple of days. “Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.” You think about that for maybe five seconds, he said. “Then you have your job to do.” Recovering the drowning victim at Country Park was one of the more recent and high-profile cases for the dive team, which was formed in the 1960s. Because of its expertise, the team gets called to help across the state, even though other dive teams have formed over the years. But most of the victims and evidence they’re asked to recover are in Guilford County bodies of water, no matter how big or small. Inside the car at Country Park, dive team members dis-

covered the body of David Brooks Ferrell Jr., 18, a Page High School senior who had disappeared almost a week before. Officers David Brendle and Fred Pinson had to dig out mud from the wheel wells to hook chains to the car’s axle so it could be pulled out by a tow truck. It took a couple of hours, although they spent about 45 minutes to an hour of that underwater. “The windows were already muddied over,” Pinson said. During Brendle’s first year on the team, they recovered five drowning victims. Dive team members know going in that they’re there to recover, not rescue, he said. “In law enforcement, we’re facing tragedies all the time,” Brendle said. “It kind of goes hand in hand with what we do anyway.” Nevertheless, peer support teams — officers trained as counselors — are available in such cases. Being part of the dive team is an extra duty — a volunteer job. Many members became divers to join the team. They’re called in to find weapons and stolen goods tossed into shallow and deep waters. They’re the ones asked to recover bodies in Greensboro’s lakes, creeks and streams. “The biggest thing is to provide dignity and closure to the family,” Maul said. They also get called out for recoveries all across the state, said Sgt. Patti Buser,

the dive team’s leader. computers, bullets and guns, In an Alamance County and once, a store safe. murder-for-hire case, they The team practices twice found a gun in a Chapel Hill a month in the summer. They lake. spent Wednesday at Belews Sometimes, they get more Lake, working in part on imthan they’re asked to recov- proving their skills with er. sonar, which allows them to In Iredell County, they map out what’s in the lake’s pulled up a firearm for the murky depths. sheriff’s office. But it ended During that practice, three up being connected to a dif- suited up in “dry” gear. Dryferent homisuits cover a cide case. diver to offer At Oak protection Hollow Lake, against conthey found taminated two stolen water. cars, one on Divers top of the othneed help geter. ting into the MIKE MAUL A year afrubber suits, Team member ter recoverwhich include ing one body a zipper in a quarry, across the they dove again and found a back of the shoulders and a car with two people in it who tight skull cap. They put wax had been missing in the same on the zipper before the dive case. to make it watertight. “So it was a triple homiIt took the trio about 10 cide,” Buser said. “They end- minutes to dive into 20- to 30ed up making an arrest in it.” foot water to recover a pracSome cases are more dif- tice dummy weighted so it ficult than others. Finding the would sink to the bottom. local teen at Country Park They placed it in a “stokes was a hard one emotionally. basket” — a wire litter or Kids are always difficult, stretcher commonly used in Maul said. search and rescue. The divers For Buser, the case of the used two bags filled with air 3-year-old girl who drowned to slowly raise the basket to in a small lake in her grand- the surface and then swam it mother’s backyard still ashore. haunts her. On the boat, Brendle kept More often, the divers are in contact with the divers. Bepulling out evidence and fore and after the dive, he sometimes trash. They’ve logged the times and amount found anchors and propellers, of air used. sunglasses and beer cans Maul hauled the dummy while training and diving for back out, and they practiced evidence. They’ve pulled up using the underwater camera.

“The biggest thing is to provide dignity and closure to the family.”

They haven’t had a chance to use the side-scan sonar, which they also call a “towfish,” because they have to pull the yellow, torpedolike sonar behind the boat. It can capture images up to about 2,300 feet out, scanning to both sides as well as down. They used to have to wait for the data to be printed by a machine that looks like the seismographs that track earthquakes. But about a year ago, they got a laptop that creates real-time images. They can use the computer to enlarge areas that might contain an object and to create a grid of what they’ve searched. “This way, you can do a lot more,” Buser said. Instead of burning out divers trying to search a large area, the sonar can narrow the search. They won’t dive deeper than the recreational limit of 130 feet, although few local bodies of water offer anything that deep anyway. Last month, Pinson was in three feet of water recovering a badly decomposed body in Buffalo Creek. The divers floated a tarp upstream and then slipped it underneath the body to scoop everything into a stokes basket. Pinson found an unopened Baby Ruth bar in the man’s back pocket. They thought it might have been a cell phone. It can be a tough job, but still, they volunteer for it. “You’re in a specialized unit where no one else can do it,” Pinson said.

Six vehicles hit after car was stolen BURLINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a man stole a car at the Burlington police station, then slammed into six different vehicles and fired a shot at someone who tried to stop him. Police say Jeffrey Fearrington, 40, is charged with driving while impaired, six counts of hit-and-run and other charges. Investigators say Fearrington came to the police station with the car’s owner, then drove off after she went inside. Police say Fearrington hit six vehicles as he drove away, then slammed into a house. Authorities say a witness tried to stop Fearrington, but the suspect shot at him. It wasn’t immediately clear if Fearrington had an attorney.

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Wildfire in refuge still creating smoky air RALEIGH (AP) — Residents of northeastern North Carolina will spend their Memorial Day weekend dealing with smoky air from a wildfire in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Air quality officials are continuing an advisory over the weekend for air pollution resulting from the fire. People in an area from Dare County to Plymouth, Edenton, Elizabeth City, Manteo and the northern Outer Banks could experience unhealthy air quality, and sensitive groups of people are advised to avoid or reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors. The fire in the refuge is affecting some coastal communities with smoke that could contain high levels of particle pollution.

Slap prompts fatal shooting CHADBOURN (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting death in eastern North Carolina that started with a slap. Police in Chadbourn told WECT-TV that Kenwick Best was killed behind a garage in town about 4 a.m. Saturday. Investigators say they charged Curtis Gause with murder after he told them he shot Best in self-defense after being slapped. It wasn’t immediately clear if Gause had an attorney.

Demolition party kicks off renovation of center BY JENNIFER SWARTZ The Daily Reflector of Greenville

GREENVILLE (AP) — City leaders, supporters and the sports community gathered for a “demolition party” for an accessible recreation center inspired by a die-hard Pirate fan and made possible by a popular head football coach. The new Drew Steele Center will be named for the avid Pirate fan with Down syndrome. Steele inspired former East Carolina University head football coach Skip Holtz to spearhead a fundraising effort needed to transform the Elm Street Gym into a recreational facility for people with special needs. The facility is expected to cost more than $1.3 million, officials said Friday afternoon. A date for construction has not been set. Dozens of people watched recently as Steele, Holtz and others picked up sledgehammers and took a crack at the side of the gym

in a ceremonial gesture marking the beginning of the project. “This is an exciting day,” said Holtz, who returned to Greenville from Tampa for the event, a charity golf tournament and several public appearances. Holtz, who now coaches at the University of South Florida, led a community effort to raise funding for the project. “This is six years of hard work to see the fruition of this kind of come to reality,” he said. “That’s one of the things that’s motivated this whole thing was just Drew’s positive spirit and his attitude. “It’s been an emotional day for me,” Holtz said. “It’s good to be back in Greenville.” The City Council appropriated $333,449 for the project, which will be pooled with donated dollars and a $500,000 grant from the state Parks and Recreation Trust Fund. Higher construction estimates and a need to act before grant money dried up inspired the project’s

kick-off. Another $228,500 is expected to be needed; city officials said they will pursue grants and other funding sources. “In the not too distant future, what we currently refer to as the Elm Street Gym we’ll begin calling the Drew Steele Center,” said Gary Fenton, recreation and parks director. “A truly accessible facility for all.” Former city recreation and parks chief Boyd Lee said the effort was among the few projects in the state that were funded for the special-needs population. “This is a project long overdue,” he said of the effort, first conceived in 2005. “We’ve been trying to get something like this for many, many years.” “We’re calling this a demolition party,” Mayor Pat Dunn said. “There’s a reason for that. We broke ground on this building in 1964. And today we’re going to kind of tear up a little bit of it and make it better and have it do some things it hasn’t been able to do.”

Door. Estella and Larry Connor attend every year and make a stop at many of the vendors. “We come out to some of the other activities,” Estella said. It’s part of her tradition to partake in the week’s activities.

“This is the only fundraiser we do,” said Post Commander Mae Carroll. Carroll said the money raised benefits the programs they host and sponsor during the year, many of which are geared to youth. Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-7974253.

Goo Goo Cluster gets major makeover NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After years of sluggish sales, a popular Southern candy bar has gotten perhaps its biggest makeover since it was created nearly a century ago. The Goo Goo Cluster — a mound of chocolate-covered marshmallow, caramel and nuts — has been a fixture as a sponsor on the Grand Ole Opry and even been an answer on “Jeopardy!” However, the candy bar has fallen by the wayside over the years. In an attempt to revive it, its makers have upgraded the candy’s ingredients, changed the way it’s manufactured and redesigned the packaging. Goo Goo Cluster executive vice president Lance Paine, who has led the effort over the past year, is hoping the adjustments will reinvigorate sales and the brand. Paine moved to Nashville three years ago from Los Angeles with his wife. Finding himself at a crossroads after success as a business analyst with La Brea Bakery and as president of SLJ Desserts, the Pepperdine MBA graduate

took a suggestion from a friend for a meeting with Jimmy Spradley, whose family oversees the Goo Goo Cluster brand. Paine left the meeting and drove to a grocery store to purchase a box of Goo Goos. “This is good,” he recalled thinking. He took a couple months to devise a plan, then Spradley brought him on board. Goo Goos were created in 1912 over a copper kettle at Standard Candy Company in Nashville. The Goo Goo Cluster Supreme, created in 1982 by Spradley’s father, had been made with pecan pellets fused with wheat germ. Paine suggested going instead with hunks of solid pecan despite their volatile price. And for all Goo Goo varieties, he wanted to use a higher-quality milk chocolate without partially hydrogenated oils and without vanillin — a common vanilla substitute. Changes were also made in the manufacturing method. The new Goo Goos are also wrapped in a sleeker, yet retro-styled, package.


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CHINA GROVE — A former China Grove councilman’s wife was charged this weekend with resisting arrest after she refused to return a dog to its owner, police said. Barbara Welter, 66, was arrested Saturday by China Grove Police Officer J.K. Alley after the owner of a found dog said Barbara Welter refused to release the dog. Allen Welter, Barbara’s husband, who was elected to his first term on the town board in 2005 and ran unsuccessfully against Mayor Don Bringle in 2007, posted the $300 bond. A arrest warrant said Barbara Welter was charged because she failed to follow the officer’s instructions, which were “to give the dog back to its owner.” The initial call to the Welter home, 503 Hickory Nut Lane, was for larceny of a dog. Barbara Welter is slated for a July 18 court date. Barbara and her husband, Allen, have lived in China Grove since 1990. Welter last served on the board in 2009. He didn’t seek re-election during that year’s race.

Undercover case breaks up drug ring Two men are in custody as a result of an undercover drug investigation, the R o w a n County Sheriff’s Office CHAVEZ said Saturday. Rito Ibarra Chavez, 32, of 141 Suncreek Lane, China Grove was charged with felony trafficking in cocaine, seven felony counts of possession with intent to sell and

deliver cocaine, seven counts of selling and delivering cocaine, and maintaining a dwelling for drug purALBARRAN poses. His bond was set at $500,000. Ignacio Martinez Albarran, 44, of 155 Kristy Lane, Salisbury, was charged with three felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, three counts of

selling and delivering cocaine, and three counts of maintaining a dwelling for drug purposes. His bond was set at $250,000. The sheriff’s office said the charges were filed after a raid at the men’s homes on Friday. The undercover investigation used an SBI agent who purchased drugs from suspects in a drug ring.

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Man stabbed in fight at drag strip Authorities are searching for a man after a reported stabbing at the Mooresville Dragway Saturday night. According to emergency communications, one person was stabbed in the right side of the neck and abdomen. He was flown to an area hospital. The man sought by law enforcement was described as

a white male with blue eyes, about 230 pounds, and with brown hair in a ponytail. The drag strip at 155 Wilkinson Road, off N.C. 152, was host to the Mad Dawg Door Car Jam-A-Rama on Friday and Saturday. It was four weeks ago that a shooting occurred at the dragway where two men were wounded.

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CHINA GROVE — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will have its mobile unit and personnel on site Saturday as part of “D-Day Remembrance Day” at the Price of Freedom Museum, located at the old Patterson School, 2470 Weaver Road. The event, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., is a joint effort between the Price of Freedom Museum and the Carolinas Military Vehicle Preservation Association. The association will have more than 25 military vehicles and equipment on display from World War II. The day also includes military and firearms demonstrations, vendors and the museum itself — filled with all types of military uniforms and memorabilia. The museum was host to more than 1,500 fifth-grade students during the recent school year, and it keeps growing through the items former military personnel and/or their families donate. The Price of Freedom Museum is normally open from 3-5 p.m. Sundays and by appointment.

FIT FROM 3a Goodnight said. For graduation, each student received a certificate and athletic bag to commemorate their hard work. During the ceremony, one student selected from each class shared thoughts about what it means to be healthy. Parents of the graduates also attended the event. Goodnight said he hopes to expand the program in the future. Twelve elementary schools will participate next year, including China Grove, Enochville, Faith, Granite Quarry, Hurley, Isenberg, Landis, Millbridge, North Rowan, Overton, Rockwell and Shive. Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

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OPENING REMARKS ...............................Homer Robertson, President, RCVC

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Recognition and many thanks to the Boy Scouts of America and the Civil Air Patrol for the placement of flags on gravesites of our fallen veterans at the Salisbury Historic Cemetery and the Annex. Many thanks also to Facilities Management, Health Administration Service and Volunteer Service at the Salisbury VAMC for assisting with this program. If inclement weather occurs, we will reconvene at the Salisbury VAMC Theatre, Building 6.

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KANNAPOLIS - Joe Winfield McCommons, 69, of Jackson Street, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord after a brief illness. Joe was born August 6, 1941, in Cabarrus County. He was the son of the late Harry McCommons and Jane Cathryne Lippard McCommons. He was a driver in the trucking industry, retiring from Merita Bread Company. He was a member of Royal Oaks Presbyterian Church. Joe enjoyed cooking, working in the garden and also working with his tools to fix things. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances M. Alling and Sylvia M. Chester. Joe is survived by two daughters, Kelly May and husband Johnny and Amy McCommons; four grandchildren, Dylan May, Maggie May, Samuel Raffaldt and Breanna Raffaldt; and his dog, Mollie. Service and Visitation: Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Anne Torrence and Rev. Haven Parrot will officiate. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis. The family will receive friends following the committal at the cemetery. Memorials: Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210 or to the Humane Society of Concord and Greater Cabarrus County, PO Box 5347, Concord, NC 28027. Remembrances may be sent to the family at www.ladysfuneralhome.com. Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mr. McCommons.

MINDEN, La. — Martin (Marty) Harmon Liggins, 55, of Minden, passed away at his home May 15, 2011. He was born July 8, 1955, at Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, N.C. Marty graduated from Salisbury High School in Salisbury, N.C., in 1973, and attended Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson Tenn., 1973-1977. He served as pulpit minister for Church of Christ congregations in Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Marty was employed by EXPLO in Minden and had worked in the firearms/explosives industry for more than 25 years, traveling to more than a dozen countries. He also worked as a freelance journalist, was a Benefactor Member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics and co-founder of the Fifty Caliber Shooter's Association. An avid photographer, he was the official photographer of Royal Wade Kimes and worked with many other country music personalities. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Linda (Ash) Liggins; two children, Joel Liggins (Lauren) of Jackson, Tenn., and Melissa Truett (Jason) of Finger, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Makayla Grace Liggins and Georgia Ann Liggins; one sister, Joanna Liggins Dial (Mike) of Waxhaw, N.C.; and mother Nancy Harmon Liggins of Salisbury, N.C. Marty was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Liggins; and brother Mitchell Liggins. Funeral services were held May 19 at Waverly Church of Christ in Tennessee with burial at Springhill Cemetery in Mountain, W.Va., on May 21. Memorials: American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, c/o Frances Morris, 1103 Burkes Way Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146.

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GRANITE QUARRY — KANNAPOLIS — Mr. James Edward "Skeet" Alston, Ralph Dale Goodnight, Jr., 54, age 89, of South Oak Street, of Rainbow Drive, passed Granite Quarry, passed on away Thursday, May 26, 2011, Wednesday, at his resiMay 25, 2011, dence. at Rowan ReMr. Goodgional Medical night was born Center of SalDec. 11, 1956, isbury. in Concord. Mr. Alston He was a son was born Sept. of the late 22, 1921, in Evelyn Faye Granite Quarry. His parents Brackett Goodnight and the were the late John and Sarah late Ralph Dale Goodnight, Sr. Martin Alston. He was a member of the In addition to his parents, First Presbyterian Church, he was preceded in death by Kannapolis, where he became his wife of 50 years, Zelma S. an Eagle Scout. A graduate of Alston; one son, Bennie J. Al- A.L. Brown High School in ston; and a brother, Clarence 1975 and UNCC in 1979. His A. Alston. interests included music, He is survived by his sons movies and motorcycles. Willie G. Alston (Vicki) of Mr. Goodnight is survived New Haven, Conn., Clarence by two sons, Chris Goodnight A. Alston of the home, James and Ralph Dale “Trey” GoodM. "Dan" Alston (Brenda), Ce- night III; a brother, Mark cil A. Alston (Margaret) , both Goodnight and his wife, Reof Granite Quarry, and Nor- nee. man S. Alston (Carolyn) of Services: A funeral service Salisbury; daughters Zelma A. is scheduled for 4 p.m. today, Alston of Granite Quarry and May 29, at Lady's Funeral Kathy L. Alston of Salisbury; Home Chapel. Rev. Catherine 18 grandchildren; a host of George will officiate. great-grandchildren; and 5 Visitation: The family will great-great-grandchildren; receive friends from 3 to 4 brother-in-law, Walter Leazer, p.m. today at Lady's Funeral Sr.; sisters-in-law Mippie Home. Rustin of Washington, D.C., Remembrances may be Lois Keith of Philadelphia, Pa. sent to the family at www.laand Wilma Shuford of Granite dysfuneralhome.com. Quarry; and a host of nieces, Lady's Funeral Home & nephews, cousins, other rela- Crematory is assisting the tives and friends. family of Mr. Goodnight. He was educated in the Granite Quarry public schools and employed with W. F. Brinkley Construction Com- Terry Richard Morris pany as a truck driver. Mr. NORTH MYRTLE BEACH Alston was a member of the S.C. — Terry Richard Morris, White Rock AME Zion Church 63, husband of the late Wanda where he formerly served as Beaver Morris, died Thursthe superintendent of Sunday day, May 19, school. He also formerly 2011, at the served as the Chairman of the Hospice CenTrustee Board and was also a ter in Mount member of the senior choir. Pleasant, S.C. In addition, Mr. Alston was He was a missionary worker. He also born June 16, 1947, in Rowan faithfully attended the Salis- County, N.C., a son of his late bury District Western North foster parents, Mildred and Carolina Conference and Gen- Baxter Jordan. Mr. Morris eral Conference. He was a was a veteran of the U.S. Air former member of the Salis- Force. bury-Rowan Community SerSurvivors include one vice Council and the Granite daughter, Melinda Imoe and Todays Quarry Community Develop- husband Steven of Wasilla, Fallen Military ment Club. was moved to Alaska; one son, Chris ColeServices: The funeral is man and wife Dee of Salispage 9A scheduled for Tuesday, May bury, N.C.; one sister, Martha 31, 2 p.m. at the church with Blythe of Salisbury, N.C.; four the burial at the church ceme- grandchildren, Alexis and tery. Reverend Morgan Sierra Imoe, Naomi and Caleb Samuel A. Garland FITZGERALD, Ga. — Samuel Albert Garland, 88, of Glenn, pastor, is in charge of Coleman. services. Service: A memorial serFitzgerald, died Tuesday, May 24, , at his residence. Visitation: Visitation will vice will be held Wednesday, Mr. Garland was born Jan. 10, 1923, in Rowan County, N.C., the only child of the late Samuel A. Garland and Lucie Russell be Tuesday, May 31, 1:30 p.m. June 1 at 3 p.m. at McMillanGarland. He graduated from high school in Sal- at White Rock AME Zion Small Funeral Home in Myrisbury, N.C., at the age of 15 and attended Church. At other times the tle Beach. An online guest book is Catawba College before entering the military. family will receive friends at He served in the Army Air Corps during World the home of son and daughter- available at www.msfh.net War II, where he attained the rank of staff in-law, James "Dan" and Brensergeant. His assignment involved airdrops da Alston, 455 Vine Arden Drive, Granite Quarry. over France and Germany. Noble and Kelsey Funeral Following his service to our country, Mr. Garland graduated from Duke University in 1948 with a Bachelor's degree in Home, Inc. is assisting the AlBusiness Administration. Moving to Fitzgerald in 1948, Mr. ston family. Online condoGarland worked with his father-in-law, J. Paul Stone, at Stone lences may be made at nobleIndependent Oil Company, starting as a fuel oil delivery truck andkelsey.com. driver and working his way into ownership of the company. He was also co-owner of Stone-Garland Recap. Mr. Garland was very active in civic and leadership roles, serving as a founding member of Forward Fitzgerald. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon and chairman of the Board of Deacons, choir member, former Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent. Heyward Harry Hegler, Jr. Mr. Garland served on the Fitzgerald City Council and led 2:30 PM - Sunday the community as chairman of the Board of Education during Summersett Memorial the period of Ben Hill County school integration. Along with Tommy H. Hairston, President Chapel his grandmother-in-law, the late Ada Tomberlin Stone, Mr. —— PRE-ARRANGED SERVICES Garland donated the land for the present St. William's Catholic David Alan Dockins INSURANCE Church to the Diocese of Savannah. After retiring, the Gar1:00 PM Monday TRADITIONAL & NON-TRADITIONAL lands moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., where Mr. Garland Summersett Memorial Chapel SERVICES & CREMATIONS was an avid tennis, golf and gin rummy player. The Garlands City Memorial Cemetery MONUMENTS, NOTARY PUBLIC, returned to Fitzgerald in 2003 to be close to family. Visitaton: 11AM-1PM Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Eugenia Stone SERVING ALL CULTURES Monday “Gene” Garland of Fitzgerald; four children, Catherine GarServing Rowan & Surrounding Counties land (Steve Bravy) of Montgomery Village, Md., Eugenia Garland “Deni” Dorminy of Durango, Colo., Eliza Garland (Albert) Email: hairstonfh@bellsouth.net 703 South Main Street • Salisbury, NC Nesmith of Brunswick, Ga., and Samuel Albert Garland III of Fitzgerald; three grandchildren, William James Dorminy Jr. of 704-638-6464 www.HairstonFH.com Savannah, Anna Dorminy of Kona, Hawaii, and Samuel Garland Bravy of Montgomery Village, Md.; and two great-grandchildren, Lexie Dorminy and Trace Dorminy, both of Savannah. Service: Memorial services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at First Baptist Church of Fitzgerald with the Rev. Dr. Mike Ruffin and the Rev. Dr. Ches Smith officiating. The family welcomed friends at the residence. Memorials: The family suggests those desiring to send memorials in lieu of flowers send them to The Salvation Army, Funeral & Cremation Services P.O. Box 931298, Norcross, GA 30003-1298. Paulk Funeral Home, Fitzgerald, is in charge of arrange515 S. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 ments. 704.633.9031 An online registry may be signed at www.paulkfuneralhome.com www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com

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SALISBURY — David Alan Dockins, age 56, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, May 27, 2011, at his residence. Mr. Dockins was born Sept. 9, 1954, in Coldwater, Mich., the son of Ruth McKinney Dockins of Elkhart, Ind. and the late Benjamin Dockins. Dave attended Purdue University and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked for HBD Thermoid Industry in Salisbury for 22 years where he was the General Manager. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Salisbury and has participated in Relay for Life of Rowan County for 7 years. Those left to cherish his memories are his sons Jeffrey Dockins of Fayetteville, Gregory Dockins of Charlotte and PFC Curtis Dockins (Amanda) of Lawton, Okla.; a sister Debbie George (Mark) of Elkhart, Ind. Visitation: Visitation is from 11-1 p.m. Monday, May 30, at Summersett Funeral Home. Services: Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 30, at Summersett Memorial Chapel conducted by Rev. Dr. Kenneth Lance. The burial will follow at City Memorial Park. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Relay For Life of Rowan County, C/O Frances Morris, 1103 Burkesway Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146. A man looked up to by his sons, cherished by friends and family and loved immensely. Dave will never be forgotten and forever missed. Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.

KANNAPOLIS — Joyce Wheeler Allen, 66, of Kannapolis passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast. Mrs. Allen was born on March 21, 1945, in Wyoming County, West Virginia, daughter of George Jackson Wheeler and the late Dorothy Franklin Wheeler. Joyce was a 1963 graduate of Pineville High School. She retired from Lowe's Hardware in Salisbury after 7 years as secretary. She was a member of Cedar Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Concord. In addition to her Mother, Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray Allen; and brother, Jack Wheeler. In addition to her father, Joyce is survived by her son, John Jackson Allen; fiance, Ashley Sechler of China Grove; daughter, Christina Harrity and husband Deo of Kannapolis; brothers, Barney Wheeler of Princeton, W.Va. and Chet Wheeler of Abingdon, Va.; sisters, Zelma O'Neal of Cleveland, Ohio, Phyllis Goode of Pineville, W.Va., Patricia Smith of Welch, W.Va. and Agnes Wheeler of Salisbury; and six grandchildren. Services: The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 1st at 1 p.m. at the Powles Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. J.E. Mainer, pastor of Cedar Grove Freewill Baptist Church of Concord. Burial will follow in Brookhill Memorial Gardens. Visitation: The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 31st from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Powles Funeral Home. Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria VA 22312. Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Allen family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.

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Innes St. Donna Sifford visited the tative plans to build a 100,000-square-foot cold $250,000 sale for the first time after her storage warehouse, possibly in Granite Quarmother told her about it. ry. Van Geons said two additional economic Sheetz store, gas canopy and car wash “I think it’s a good cause. development projects could go public within 1620 Jake Alexander Boulevard Hopefully one day they will 60 days with plans to expand in Rowan Coun$672,845 find a cure,� Sifford said. ty, each generating 50 to 100 jobs. Marie Wood has shopped “We are moving forward,� Van Geons said. Webb Road Flea Market for bargains at the annual sale “We are in what appears to be a fragile state 375 Leach Road for the past six or eight years. of recovery.� $494,080 walkway connecting buildings “My husband, Donald, and Commercial construction always lags be$760,000 for each of 10 buildings, though the I try to help in any way we hind residential construction, said Dana Hart, value of open-air buildings will be less can,� she said. director of Rowan County Building Code EnWood is hoping to buy a forcement. And residential construction in SalSources: Rowan County Building Code Enforcerefrigerator. dorm-room isbury, “is effectively dead right now,� ment and RowanWorks Economic Development Brown didn’t have one, but Mitchell said. she said she’ll call her friend Rowan County, like many other places, exwhen she does. perienced the boom before the bust, Hart said. restaurant. Austin Taylor was at the “It will never be that way again,� he said. 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Developer Childress along the I-85 corridor in the southern end of Klein Properties of Charlotte also is interestthe county, including utility and other infra- ed in the 100-plus-acre tract located across structure needs. from Jake where Brenner dead-ends. LivingThe county will continue to see commer- stone College owns the property. cial construction activity increase incremenChildress Klein is working tenant-by-tentally, Van Geons said, provided a major event ant to fill Westgate Commons, a sign of the doesn’t derail the recovery. Rowan benefits weak economy, Mitchell said. In the past, large A/C Service from having several “very competent and developers would come to the city with all tenWITH THIS AD qualified� construction firms, he said. ants in place for approval of a master plan. 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Earthquake causes mysterious boom heard in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a very minor earthquake caused a mysterious boom heard in Northeast Philadelphia. USGS geophysicist John Bellini says Friday night’s earthquake was centered near Cornwells Heights and Eddington, Pa., just northeast of Philadelphia. Bellini says the magnitude-1.7 quake was so small it was unable to do any serious damage. He says to residents it might have sounded like “a big truck going by.” A quake generassociated press ally would have to be at least magnitude 2 or afghan security stand at the site where a 3 to be felt.

Four-year-old mauled to death by family dog in his NYC home NEW YORK (AP) — A 4-year-old boy playing with his young brothers in a bedroom was fatally mauled by a family dog that had been feared by neighbors, police said. Jayelin Graham suffered wounds to his head, neck and torso Friday night in the assault at his mother’s apartment in Brooklyn’s Brownsville section. His mother told police that when she tried to intervene, the dog, a male Cane Corso mastiff, turned on her, too. Even with the help of a neighbor who rushed to help after hearing her screams, she was unable to save the child. The dog was sedated and taken to a shelter. A neighbor, Anthony Brown, told the Daily News it was a known menace. “It was a violent dog,” he said. “Dangerous. A big dog. The whole block is scared of that dog.”

suicide bomber blew himself up inside the provincial governor’s compound near Kabul.

Suicide bomber kills 6, wounds German commander in Kabul KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber wearing a police uniform blew himself up inside a heavily guarded compound Saturday as top Afghan and international officials left a meeting, killing two senior Afghan police commanders and wounding the German general who commands coalition troops in northern Afghanistan. Two German soldiers and two other Afghans were also killed in the blast, which came just weeks before a planned drawdown of U.S. troops is to begin. The bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest inside the governor’s complex in Takhar province, where high-ranking Afghan officials were meeting with members of the international coalition, said Faiz Mohammad Tawhedi, a spokesman for the governor.

Palestinians arrive by busload as Egypt opens Gaza border crossing As trip ends, Obama says support RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egypt lifted a 4-year-old blockade of the Gaza Strip on Sat- Arabs’ quest for democracy urday, greatly easing travel restrictions on the 1.5 million residents of the Palestinian territory in a move that bolstered the Hamas government while dealing a setback to Israel’s attempts to isolate the militant group. The sense of relief was palpable as buses piled high with luggage crossed the Rafah border terminal and hundreds of people traveled abroad for overdue medical appointments, business dealings and family affairs. In Israel, fears were heightened that militants and weapons will soon pour into the territory. “I was so happy to hear that the Egyptian border is opening so I can finally travel for treatment,” said Mohammad Zoarob, a 66year-old suffering from kidney disease. He said he had been waiting for a medical permit from the Palestinian health ministry for five years so he could go to Egypt for treatment. He kissed his family goodbye, rushed to the border and was quickly whisked across.

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Holding out Poland’s transformation to democracy as a model for the world, President Barack Obama exhorted Western allies and the American public alike to extend their support, energy and vision to those now reaching for democracy in the Middle East and North Africa. Obama wound up his six-day trip to Europe with a message aimed at the United States, saying that in a time of tight budgets, “I want the American people to understand we’ve got to leave room for us to continue our tradition of providing leadership when it comes to freedom, democracy, human rights.” Obama, in a brief news conference with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, assured Americans that he spends the bulk of each day worrying about the U.S. economy and how to strengthen it and create jobs. But he coupled that with the message that it is a U.S. obligation to support democracy around the globe.

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Next stop: Raleigh BY MIKE LONDON mlondon@salisburypost.com

GRANITE QUARRY — Coaches will E. Rowan 2 tell you it’s N. Iredell 1 even harder to stay on top than it is to get there, but East Rowan claimed a repeat trip to Raleigh’s Final Four on a hot, tense Saturday afternoon. East was shut down offensively, but poised pitcher Chelsea White, aggressive baserunning and airtight defense were enough to get it done Tyler buckwell/SALISBURY POST in the fourth round of the 3A Mustangs, from left, Sydney Poole, Kayla Kirk, Jessica playoffs. East scored twice on early North Iredell mistakes and Rummage and Ericka Nesbitt celebrate after the win.

held off its toughest area rival 2-1 to earn a second chance at a 3A championship ring. “With what we did last year (25-3) and the players we had coming back, there was a target on our back all year,” East coach Mike Waddell said. “Everyone we played was fired up for us, and we played a really tough schedule with a lot of nailbiters. It wasn’t easy — neither year was easy — but the girls did what they needed to do to get back to Raleigh.” Seniors White, shortstop Ericka Nesbitt, center fielder Kayla Kirk and first baseman Meagan Kluttz, all four-year varsity players, went out with one more

victory, the 86th they’ve been a part of. Nesbitt squeezed a popup for the final out, setting off a mild celebration, but nothing like the bedlam that accompanied last season’s fourth-round victory. Probably because this time the Mustangs are looking at qualifying for the Final Four as one more step — not the end of the journey. There’s still work to do. “I do think it’s harder to get back than to go to the Final Four that first time,” said sophomore second baseman Sydney Poole, who cleanly fielded four groundballs, two that were sizzling.

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Kayla Kirk makes a catch in the outfield.

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Maverick Miles is greeted by teammates after hitting a homer against High Point.

South loses slugfest BY DAVID SHAW dshaw@salisburypost.com

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Kyle Bridges makes an outstanding catch while banging into the left-field fence.

LANDIS — It’s already been a long High Point 21 season for S. Rowan 13 the South Rowan Legion baseball team. Saturday night’s opener against High Point took more than three-and-a-half hours to complete and raised more questions than it answered. “What we found out,” coach Michael Lowman said after host South lost 21-13, “is that we’ve got a lot of improvements to make. We’ve got a lot of positions that are unsettled — second base, everything in the outfield. We’ve got a lot to work on.” Lowman didn’t have to mention pitching after Post 87 assaulted SR’s staff. The guests collected 20 hits, cracked four home runs and were going through their batting order for the seventh

Kenseth passes Edwards to win BY MIKE CRANSTON Associated Press

CONCORD — Matt Kenseth had never driven the new Nationwide Series car and was in unfamiliar territory as a one-time, fill-in driver. It didn’t matter on a hot, steamy Saturday afternoon. Not with Roush Fenway Racing dominating like it is. As former Formula One champion Kimi Raikkonen struggled through a miserable day in his Nationwide debut, Kenseth passed teammate Carl Edwards with two laps to go and hung on to win the 300mile race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Edwards, who won last

Penske team an enigma BY JENNA FRYER Associated Press

week’s All-Star race at the same track, held on to finish second and Roush Fenway’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was fourth to move within one point of series leader Elliott Sadler. Only Kyle Busch, who failed to match Mark Martin’s Nationwide Series record of 49 career wins, could come close to Jack Roush’s team with a third-place finish. “That was fun,” Kenseth said. There’s been a lot of fun lately around the team. Roush Fenway drivers have won the last six Nationwide and Sprint Cup races, counting two nonASSOCIATED PRESS

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eran Maverick Miles said. “They’re a good offensive team, but so are we. I guess they outpitched us.” Nobody stood out on the mound, although winning pitcher Pete Marois temporarily smoothed the edges after High Point starter Houston Harrington — a Newberry College product — yielded eight runs and retired only three batters. “He’s a college guy who didn’t get much of a look,” winning coach Rob Shore said after HP squared its record at 1-1. “I’m trying to give him a shot.” Miles accomplished that in the bottom of the second inwayne hinshaw/SALISBURY POST ning when he smashed HarSouth’s Dylan Goodman rington’s final pitch over the makes a throw from second. left-field fence for a three-run homer, providing an 8-6 South lead. time when the game merciful“It was a curveball way ly ended. outsided,” Miles said after “That’s one of the longest See LEGION, 4B games I’ve ever played,” vet-

Nationwide winner Matt Kenseth celebrates.

CONCORD — To hear Kurt Busch talk, his race team is struggling mightily and maybe some behind-the-scenes changes will save the season. Then there’s Brad Keselowski, excited about three weeks of progress that have him enjoying his best stretch yet in NASCAR’s elite Sprint Cup Series. That’s the enigma that is Penske Racing right now. Keselowski will start the Coca-Cola 600 from the pole, while defending race winner Busch will go off 26th in today’s race. Keselowski doesn’t sugarcoat things, and readily admits the NASCAR side of Penske’s motorsports operation has areas that need improvement. But he does it thoughtfully and with an eagerness that good things are coming.

Busch is quite the opposite. He’s beyond being hopeful, and his assessments and outlook both seem dreary. He’s also angry with the media for harping on his in-race radio communications, which have gone from maniacal rants to near despondency over the last month. It’s created the good cop-bad cop perception, even though both drivers want the same thing. “He definitely has a different approach,” Keselowski said. “To be honest, if he didn’t have that approach, I probably would adopt it because you keep trying different things until you get what you want. I spent all last year being quiet and not saying, ‘Hey, this car is really, really bad’ to the media. But they were really, really bad. “At the same time, Kurt was running well and I didn’t have a leg to stand on with that. This year, obvi-

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TV Sports Sunday, May 29 AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m. SPEED — Formula One, Monaco Grand Prix Noon ABC — IRL, IndyCar, Indianapolis 500 5:30 p.m. FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Coca-Cola 600, at Concord, N.C. COLLEGE BASEBALL 2 p.m. ESPN2 — Southeastern Conference, championship game, teams TBD, at Hoover, Ala. FSN — Big 12 Conference, championship game, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City COLLEGE SOFTBALL 1 p.m. ESPN — Regional coverage, NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 2, California at Kentucky 3:30 p.m. ESPN — Regional coverage, NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 3, California at Kentucky (if necessary) 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Regional coverage, NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 2, Washington at Missouri 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Regional coverage, NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 3, Washington at Missouri (if necessary) GOLF 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Byron Nelson Championship, final round, at Irving, Texas NBC — PGA of America, Senior PGA Championship, final round, at Louisville, Ky. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. TBS — Boston at Detroit 2:10 p.m. WGN — Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. ESPN — Cincinnati at Atlanta TENNIS Noon NBC — French Open, round of 16, at Paris (same-day tape)

Area schedule Sunday, May 29 AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL 7 p.m. South Rowan at Mooresville (at Lake Norman, won’t count in league standings) Mocksville at Eastern Randolph INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL 5 p.m. Hagerstown at Kannapolis

College baseball Tournaments Atlantic 10 at Camden, N.J. Wednesday’s games (5) Richmond 5, (4) Xavier 4 (6) La Salle 6, (3) Dayton 5 (13 inns.) Dayton 1, Xavier 0, Xavier eliminated Thursday’s games (1) Charlotte 6, Richmond 0 (2) Rhode Island 7, LaSalle 4 Dayton 10, La Salle 5, La Salle eliminated Friday’s games Charlotte 5, Rhode Island 2 Richmond 10, Dayton 3, Dayton eliminated Richmond 7, Rhode Island 2, Rhode Island eliminated Saturday’s championship game Charlotte 9, Richmond 4 Southern Conference at Charleston, S.C. Wednesday’s games (7) Furman 12, (2) UNC Greensboro 6 (3) Samford 5, (6) Appalachian State 3 (8) W. Carolina 10, Elon 7 (20 inns.) (4)Georgia Southern 4, (5) College of Charleston 2 Thursday’s games App. State 6, UNC Greensboro 4, UNC Greensboro eliminated College of Charleston 4, Elon 3, Elon eliminated Samford 7, Furman 1 Ga. Southern 12, Western Carolina 1 Friday’s games Appalachian State 5, Furman 0, Furman eliminated College of Charleston 4, Western Carolina 2, Western Carolina eliminated Saturday’s games Samford 2, Appalachian State 1, App. State eliminated College of Charleston 9, Georgia Southern 1 Georgia Southern 7, College of Charleston 6, College of Charleston eliminated Sunday’s championship game Georgia Southern vs. Samford Southeastern Conference at Hoover, Ala. Wednesday’s games (7) Alabama 7, (2) Arkansas 4 (3) Florida 7, (6) Mississippi State 5 (1) South Carolina 7, (8) Auburn 3 (4) Vanderbilt 1, (5) Georgia 0 Thursday’s games Arkansas 7, Mississippi State 2, Miss. State eliminated Georgia 3, Auburn 2, Auburn eliminated Florida 6, Alabama 0 Vanderbilt 3, South Carolina 1 Friday’s games Arkansas 4, Alabama 1, Alabama eliminated Georgia 4, South Carolina 2, S.C. eliminated Saturday’s games Vanderbilt 3, Arkansas 2, Arkansas eliminated Georgia 1, Florida 0 Georgia 4, Florida 3, Florida eliminated Sunday’s championship game Vanderbilt vs. Georgia Atlantic Coast Conference at Durham Pool A — (1) Virginia, (4) North Carolina, (5) Miami, (8) Wake Forest Pool B — (2) Florida State, (3) Georgia Tech, (6) Clemson, (7) N.C. State Wednesday’s pool play Clemson 9, Georgia Tech 0 Virginia 13, Wake Forest 1 N.C. State 7, Florida State 0 Thursday’s pool play Miami 7, North Carolina 5 Florida State 6, Clemson 3 Georgia Tech 6, N.C. State 5 (15 inns.) Friday’s pool play Virginia 6, Miami 4 Saturday’s pool play Florida State 4, Georgia Tech 2 Clemson 6, N.C. State 3 North Carolina 9, Wake Forest 0 Miami 4, Wake Forest 2 Virginia vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m. Sunday’s championship Florida State vs. Virginia, FOX Sports South, 1 p.m. Big South Conference at Lexington, Va. Tuesday’s games (5) Gardner-Webb 14, (8) High Point 4 (6) Radford 3, (7) VMI 1 Wednesday’s games (1) Coastal Carolina 5, (6) Radford 0 (2) Liberty 13, (5) Gardner-Webb 5 (3) Chas. Southern 9, (4) Winthrop 3 Thursday’s games Gardner-Webb 11, Radford 5, Radford eliminated Coastal Carolina 10, Winthrop 6, Winthrop is eliminated Liberty 6, Charleston Southern 1 Friday’s games Gardner-Webb 5, Charleston Southern 0, Charleston Southern eliminated Coastal Carolina 3, Liberty 2 Gardner-Webb 5, Liberty 1, Liberty eliminated Saturday’s championship game Coastal Carolina 6, Gardner-Webb 1

Prep baseball Playoffs 1A West Regional series Game 1: Murphy 5, South Stanly 4 Game 2: South Stanly 5, Murphy 2 Game 3: South Stanly (22-8) vs. Murphy (24-4) 2A West Regional series Game 1: East Rutherford 11, East Lincoln 4 Game 2: East Lincoln 8, East Rutherford 4 Game 3: East Lincoln (23-7) vs. E. Rutherford (26-4) 3A West Regional series Game 1: South Point 4, Marvin Ridge 3 Game 2: Marvin Ridge (19-10) vs. South Point (23-2) 4A West Regional series Game 1: TC Roberson 11, SE  Guilford 1 Game 2: SE Guilford 12, TC Roberson 3 Game 3: TC Roberson (25-5) vs. SE Guilford (27-4)

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Prep softball Playoffs 1A West 4th round East Surry 2, South Stanly 0 Murphy 8, Swain County 0 2A West 4th round Central Davidson 6, Surry Central 0 Pisgah 8, Owen 3 3A West 4th round East Rowan 2, N. Iredell 1 Crest 5, Fred T. Foard 2 (8 inns.) 3A East 4th round D.H. Conley 11, Nash Central 2 S. Vance (23-3) at SW Randolph (24-4) 4A West 4th round North Davidson 3, SW Guilford 1 Alexander Central 7, Porter Ridge 1 Final Four Raleigh, June 3-5

Prep soccer Championships 1A Central Academy 1, SW Onslow 0 2A Cuthbertson 2, Carrboro 1 (PKs) 3A Charlotte Catholic 2, Cardinal Gibbons 1 4A Leesville Road 3, Ardrey Kell 0

Minors Standings South Atlantic League Northern Division W L Pct. GB Hagerstown (Nationals) 30 18 .625 — Greensboro (Marlins) 27 21 .563 3 Hickory (Rangers) 26 21 .553 31⁄2 1 27 22 .551 3 ⁄2 Delmarva (Orioles) Kannapolis (White Sox) 25 21 .543 4 Lakewood (Phillies) 25 23 .521 5 West Virginia (Pirates) 23 24 .489 61⁄2 Southern Division W L Pct. GB Savannah (Mets) 25 23 .521 — 24 25 .490 11⁄2 Greenville (Red Sox) Lexington (Astros) 24 25 .490 11⁄2 Asheville (Rockies) 22 27 .449 31⁄2 Charleston (Yankees) 22 27 .449 31⁄2 Augusta (Giants) 19 29 .396 6 Rome (Braves) 18 31 .367 71⁄2 Saturday’s Games Hagerstown 8, Asheville 6 Hagerstown 2, Asheville 1 Charleston, S.C. 6, Hickory 3 Greenville 5, Kannapolis 2 West Virginia 5, Delmarva 3 Augusta 3, Savannah 2 Rome 7, Lexington 3 Lakewood 13, Greensboro 1 Sunday’s Games Hickory at West Virginia, 4:05 p.m. Augusta at Rome, 5 p.m. Hagerstown at Kannapolis, 5:05 p.m. Charleston, S.C. at Savannah, 6:05 p.m. Asheville at Greenville, 7 p.m. Lexington at Greensboro, 7 p.m. Delmarva at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Charleston, S.C. at Savannah, 12 p.m. Delmarva at Lakewood, 12:05 p.m. Lexington at Greensboro, 12:30 p.m. Augusta at Rome, 1 p.m. Hickory at West Virginia, 1:05 p.m. Hagerstown at Kannapolis, 1:05 p.m. Asheville at Greenville, 6 p.m.

NHL STANLEY CUP (Best-of-7) Wednesday, June 1 Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4 Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Monday, June 6 Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m.

NBA Finals Tuesday, May 31: Dallas at Miami, 9 p.m. Thursday, June 2: Dallas at Miami, 9 p.m. Sunday, June 5: Miami at Dallas, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7: Miami at Dallas, 9 p.m.

Transactions BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS — Placed RHP Joe Nathan on the 15-day DL. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Activated RHP Randy Wells from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Casey Coleman to Iowa (PCL). COLORADO ROCKIES — Recalled RHP Juan Nicasio from Tulsa (TL). HOUSTON ASTROS — Placed LHP Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day DL. Called up RHP Jordan Lyles from Oklahoma City (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Placed LHP Joe Beimel on the 15-day DL. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Activated RHP Santiago Casilla from the 15-day DL. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Placed LHP Tom Gorzelanny on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 24.

ML Baseball Late Friday Mariners 4, Yankees 3 New York Seattle ab r h bi ab r h bi Jeter ss 5 0 1 0 ISuzuki rf 4 1 1 1 Grndrs cf 2 1 0 0 LRdrgz 3b 2 0 0 1 Teixeir 1b 4 2 2 1 Smoak 1b 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 AlRdrg 3b 3 0 1 1 Cust dh Cano 2b 4 0 0 0 FGtrrz cf 4 0 0 0 Martin c 3 0 0 0 AKndy 2b 4 1 2 0 Psada dh 3 0 0 0 Olivo c 3 1 1 0 ENnez dh 0 0 0 0 Peguer lf 3 0 0 0 Swisher rf 3 0 1 0 MSndrs lf 0 0 0 0 Gardnr lf 4 0 0 0 Ryan ss 3 1 1 1 Totals 31 3 5 2 Totals 29 4 6 4 New York 100 020 000—3 Seattle 000 022 00x—4 Lob—New York 7, Seattle 8. 2b—I.suzuki (9). Hr—Teixeira (14). Sb—Granderson (7), Martin (5), E.nunez (6), Olivo (2). IP H R ER BB SO New York A.J.Burnett 5 4 2 2 5 6 Logan 0 1 1 1 0 0 Ayala L,1-1 1 1 1 1 2 Robertson 1 0 0 0 0 2 Seattle Pineda 5 3 3 3 5 5 Pauley W,3-0 2 2 0 0 0 1 J.wright H,10 1 0 0 0 1 0 League S,13-16 1 0 0 0 0 1 T—3:04. A—33,715 (47,878).

Athletics 6, Orioles 2 Baltimore Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi Andino 2b 4 0 1 0 DeJess rf 3 1 1 1 AdJons cf 4 0 0 0 Barton 1b 5 0 1 0 Markks rf 3 0 1 0 Sweeny cf 5 2 2 1 Guerrr dh 3 1 1 0 Wlngh lf 3 1 2 2 Wieters c 4 0 2 0 Matsui dh 3 0 1 1 Reimld lf 3 0 0 0 KSuzuk c 5 0 2 1 MrRynl 3b 2 0 0 1 M.Ellis 2b 4 1 1 0 Hardy ss 4 0 1 0 AnLRc 3b 4 1 1 0 Fox 1b 2 1 0 0 Pnngtn ss 4 0 1 0 Totals 29 2 6 1 Totals 36 6 12 6 Baltimore 010 010 000—2 Oakland 110 003 01x—6 E—Ad.jones (4), Mar.reynolds (9), Pennington (5). Dp—Baltimore 1, Oakland 4. Lob—Baltimore 6, Oakland 15. 2b—Sweeney (5), Willingham (7), K.suzuki (9). Hr—Willingham (8). Sb—M.ellis (7). IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore 1 6 2 1 3 2 Tillman 4 ⁄3 Simon L,1-1 2 4 3 3 2 4 2 1 1 2 1 M.Gonzalez 12⁄3 Oakland G.Gonzalez 5 5 2 1 5 7 Ziegler W,1-0 2 1 0 0 0 1 Devine H,1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Wuertz 1 0 0 0 0 1 T—3:09. A—12,110 (35,067).

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French Open PARIS (AP) — A look at the French Open on Saturday: Attendance: 34,855. Men’s Seeded Winners: No. 1 Rafael Nadal, No. 2 Novak Djokovic, No. 4 Andy Murray, No. 5 Robin Soderling, No. 15 Viktor Troicki, No. 18 Gilles Simon. Men’s Seeded Losers: No. 10 Mardy Fish, No. 16 Fernando Verdasco, No. 21 Alexandr Dolgopolov, No. 25 Juan Martin del Potro. Women’s Seeded Winners: No. 4 Victoria Azarenka, No. 6 Li Na, No. 7 Maria Sharapova, No. 9 Petra Kvitova, No. 12 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 15 Andrea Petkovic, No. 25 Maria Kirilenko. Women’s Seeded Losers: No. 16 Kaia Kanepi, No. 21 Yanina Wickmayer, No. 24 Jarmila Gajdosova, No. 30 Roberta Vinci. Stat of the Day: 40-0 — Djokovic’s record in 2011, the second-best start to a season by a man in the Open era, trailing only John McEnroe’s 42-0 in 1984. On Court Sunday: No. 2 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 13 Richard Gasquet, No. 3 Roger Federer vs. No. 14 Stanislas Wawrinka, No. 7 David Ferrer vs. No. 9 Gael Monfils; No. 3 Vera Zvonareva vs. No. 14 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, No. 5 Francesca Schiavone vs. No. 10 Jelena Jankovic, No. 13 Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. No. 28 Daniela Hantuchova. Sunday’s Forecast: Sunny and windy. High of 79.

Racing Sprint Cup Lineup Thursday qualifying; race Sunday At Charlotte Motor Speedway 1. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 192.089 mph. 2. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 191.693. 3. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 191.686. 4. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 191.367. 5. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 191.245. 6. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 191.069. 7. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 190.921. 8. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 190.799. 9. (21) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 190.752. 10. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 190.705. 11. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 190.604. 12. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 190.564. 13. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 190.409. 14. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 190.201. 15. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 190.161. 16. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 190.067. 17. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 189.893. 18. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 189.867. 19. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 189.86. 20. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 189.767. 21. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 189.44. 22. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 189.414. 23. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 189.321. 24. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 189.288. 25. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 188.937. 26. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 188.844. 27. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 188.653. 28. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 188.416. 29. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 188.16. 30. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 188.048. 31. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 187.99. 32. (95) David Starr, Ford, 187.944. 33. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 187.682. 34. (46) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 187.513. 35. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 187.201. 36. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 187.169. 37. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 186.994. 38. (30) David Stremme, Chevrolet, 186.916. 39. (32) Mike Bliss, Ford, 186.413. 40. (09) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 41. (7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, Owner Points. 42. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 43. (60) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 186.774.

Nationwide Top Gear 300 Results 1. (3) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 200 laps, 139.2 rating, 0 points, $51,800. 2. (5) Carl Edwards, Ford, 200, 133, 0, $40,850. 3. (4) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200, 123.4, 0, $28,650. 4. (1) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 200, 112.7, 41, $38,143. 5. (6) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 200, 101.8, 39, $29,718. 6. (13) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 200, 104.1, 0, $19,075. 7. (16) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 200, 91.1, 37, $23,418. 8. (12) Brian Scott, Toyota, 200, 90, 36, $24,918. 9. (8) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 200, 91.7, 35, $21,768. 10. (10) Elliott Sadler, Chevy, 200, 85, 34, $22,243. 11. (11) Joey Logano, Toyota, 199, 90.3, 0, $13,950. 12. (7) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 199, 93.3, 33, $13,450. 13. (15) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 199, 81.5, 32, $19,743. 14. (18) Michael Annett, Toyota, 199, 77.3, 31, $18,868. 15. (14) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 199, 81.7, 0, $19,368. 16. (2) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 199, 107.2, 0, $12,400. 17. (20) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 198, 69.6, 27, $18,068. 18. (25) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 198, 71.2, 26, $19,343. 19. (39) Danny Efland, Ford, 198, 63.2, 25, $18,718. 20. (21) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 198, 71.5, 24, $18,343. 21. (17) Jason Leffler, Chevy, 197, 89.9, 23, $17,568. 22. (9) Kasey Kahne, Chevy, 197, 96.6, 0, $11,075. 23. (33) Timmy Hill, Ford, 197, 55.8, 21, $18,868. 24. (41) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, 197, 48.4, 20, $17,403. 25. (24) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 197, 55.7, 19, $17,993. 26. (23) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 196, 55.4, 18, $17,333. 27. (22) Kimi Raikkonen, Toyota, 196, 67.2, 0, $17,698. 28. (34) Eric McClure, Chevrolet, 195, 46.5, 16, $17,263. 29. (19) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, engine, 194, 59.9, 15, $10,750. 30. (32) Derrike Cope, Dodge, 193, 40.7, 14, $17,473. 31. (40) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Ford, 191, 37.9, 13, $10,670. 32. (36) Dennis Setzer, Chevrolet, power steering, 162, 42, 12, $17,093. 33. (30) Kevin Lepage, Chevrolet, engine, 112, 35.6, 11, $17,043. 34. (27) Blake Koch, Dodge, engine, 80, 49.1, 10, $17,013. 35. (29) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevrolet, rear end, 71, 52.1, 0, $10,520. 36. (42) Robert Richardson Jr., Dodge, accident, 42, 35.5, 8, $16,968. 37. (31) John Jackson, Toyota, vibration, 41, 39.7, 7, $10,475. 38. (26) Tim Andrews, Ford, ignition, 24, 41.5, 6, $10,455. 39. (37) Carl Long, Ford, overheating, 15, 35.6, 5, $10,435. 40. (38) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, wheel bearing, 10, 33, 4, $10,330. 41. (43) David Green, Chevrolet, vibration, 6, 33.3, 3, $10,295. 42. (28) Kelly Bires, Ford, overheating, 5, 32.4, 2, $10,270. 43. (35) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, vibration, 4, 31.9, 1, $10,209.

Golf PGA Byron Nelson Saturday’s third round At The Four Seasons Resort and Club Irving, Texas Purse: $5.5 million Yardage: 7,116; Par: 70 Ryan Palmer 65-67-73—205 Sergio Garcia 66-66-74—206 Arjun Atwal 68-72-67—207 Ryuji Imada 69-68-70—207 Gary Woodland 69-71-68—208 Matt Kuchar 69-71-68—208 Joe Ogilvie 66-70-72—208 Rod Pampling 70-68-71—209 John Rollins 68-70-71—209 Jeff Overton 64-74-71—209 Jordan Spieth 69-68-72—209 Keegan Bradley 66-71-72—209 Nick Watney 68-68-73—209 Tim Petrovic 69-66-74—209 Scott Piercy 66-69-74—209

From staff reports

Michael Knight and Nick Bryce Harper, Wade Moore Keith had two hits each for and the Hagerstown Suns. East Rowan’s softball team coach Josh Graham’s Moors. Harper was 2-for-8 as the will play Boiling Springs Crest Suns swept a doubleheader for the Western Regional  Junior Legion against Asheville on Sunday. championship in the first Carson lost 8-4 to  Local golf round of the double-elimination 3A Final Four in Raleigh. Mooresville in a league game. Salisbury resident Frank Devon Peacock was a hardEast (24-2) played Crest’s Adams III tied for fourth in the Chargers twice in 2010, win- luck loser. Colton Laws, Austin Mc- eGolf Tour’s Donald Ross ning 2-1 and losing 7-4. Crest (22-3) rallied to beat Neill and Greg Tonneson had Championship held at Southern Pines. The tournament Newton Fred T. Foard 5-2 in two hits each for Carson.  Carson topped had 216 entrants. eight innings on Saturday. Adams shot 65-66-67-71 — Greenville D.H. Conley (23- Mooresville 4-2 in a non-league 269, 15-under, and won $8,423. 4) has qualified from the East. game. Southeast eighth-grader The other East qualifier will be Southern Vance (22-3) or Matt Saul pitched a complete  Prep basketball Southwestern Randolph (24-4). game (five innings) and struck  Carley Tysinger’s one-hit- out seven for Carson (2-1, 1-1). The Phenoms 17U boys baster put Central Davidson in the Elijah Beaver had two RBIs, ketball team participated in a 2A Final Four. Central beat and Brandon Sloop and Jacob scouting showcase covered by Surry Central 6-0 on Saturday. Morrison also knocked in runs. Basketballelite.com.  North Davidson used dyThe team won three games. namic defense, including a  College baseball Leaders in the paint were rare 1-4-5 double play, to put North Hills’ Moussa Doucara, Preston Troutman (East West Rowan’s Maurice Warren coach Mike Lambros back into Rowan) scored the only run for and Lexington’s Quan Crump. another 4A Final Four. The Black Knights beat Appalachian State in a 2-1 loss West’s Keshun Sherrill conto Samford in the Southern trolled every game. Southwest Guilford 3-1. Conference Tournament on West’s Jarvis Morgan, Saturday. North Rowan’s Oshon West,  Prep baseball  Corbin Shive (East) South’s Qua Neal and South Stanly stayed alive in scored a run for Charlotte as Thomasville’s Justice Cuththe 1A Western Championship the 49ers beat Richmond to bertson contributed scoring, series with a 5-2 win against win the Atlantic 10 Tourna- defense and rebounds. Murphy on Saturday. The se- ment on Saturday. Other team members are ries moves to a decisive third Nick Schofield, Tim Black and game on Memorial Day. Landon Lippard.  Pro baseball The Phenoms will compete John Spatola hit a home run in more scouted events in June  Legion baseball for the Kannapolis Intimida- and July. Anyone interested in Mooresville Post 66 lost to tors on Saturday in a 5-2 loss making a charitable donation Kernersville 4-3 in 10 innings. at Greensville. to the Phenoms can contact AnPost 66 left 12 men on base The Intimidators return dre Archie at andremarand hit into four double plays. home today to play against cel_36@yahoo.com.

Tagliani leads field for Indy INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Alex Tagliani leads the 33-car field into the first turn of the Indianapolis 500, he’ll be tugging along a century’s worth of triumphs, thrills and tragedy. But in this, the 100th anniversary of America’s most famous race, the focus is clearly on the future. The IndyCar series is showing signs of emerging from 15 years of irrelevance, a period of darkness that began with an open-wheel war between two feuding series and ended with a peace agreement hardly anyone noticed. The sport that produced such giants as A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti and Rick Mears found itself relegated to niche status. Heck, there were even empty seats at the Brickyard, a sight no one could have envisioned a couple of decades ago. “There was almost a lost generation,” Andretti moaned. “There were those 15 years where things were precarious, at best.” Now, there’s a semblance of hope. Two new manufacturers will enter the series in 2012, powering a futuristic new machine. The field for this year’s 500 is undoubtedly deeper and more talented than it has been since the glory days. Sponsorships are up, attendance is improving and an energetic new leader seems willing to try anything that might bring more attention to the sport. In a sense, Sunday’s race can be seen as a jumping-off point to a new era (and, no, we’re not talking about the giant orange ramp set up on the infield for a Hot Wheels promotional stunt before the green flag waves). “I’m proud of the series for what we’ve done, for all the hard work we’ve put in,” said Danica Patrick, who has just one win in her career but remains the only driver widely

known outside of IndyCar circles. Of course, the fact that everyone is wondering whether Patrick will bolt to a more profitable gig in NASCAR next year shows the checkered flag remains in the distance. No matter what happens, there’s still plenty of work to be done. A third of the field is composed of part-time drivers, most of whom are doing Indyonly deals and hope it leads to something bigger Look at Dan Wheldon, a former race winner who should be in the prime of his career. He was squeezed out of his last job, and this is the only sure thing on his schedule in 2011. Look at Townsend Bell, who has finished as high as fifth at Indy and will start from the inside of the second row. Asked what’s on his schedule for the rest of the year, he replied, “Well, there’s Christmas. And New Year’s, I guess.” Good line, but not good for IndyCar. “I stopped many years ago trying to rationalize or problem-solve the racing industry,” Bell said. “I’m resigned to the fact that if I just go out and win the damn race, everything else will probably take care of itself.” Randy Bernard, who was brought in from the Professional Bull Riders series to bring some pizazz to IndyCar, has certainly shown he’s willing to shake thing up. One of his changes — double-file restarts, which are used in NASCAR — has drawn the ire of the drivers. They see them as impractical with the highspeed, open-wheel machines, which can’t go banging into each other like the good ol’ boys. Tagliani, the surprising pole-winner, was one of the most outspoken critics. He fears that Sunday’s race could turn into a gruesome crashfest.

He even went so far as to raise the possibility of debris flying into the stands and injuring someone in the massive crowd of more than 200,000. “I don’t want to be responsible for that,” the Canadian said. “If our wheels touch while we’re racing side-byside, all of a sudden cars are going to be flipping.” IndyCar officials have promised extra sweeping in the corners during caution periods to provide a wider racing groove, but they appear unwilling to back off from the double-file concept. If nothing else, it has given people something to talk about, which might have been the main purpose all along. “It’s brought a lot of new controversy and attention to the sport, in a good and positive way,” Bernard said. There are other positive signs: — Tagliani was part-owner of a financially challenged team that appeared on the verge of folding before the season. Then it was bought by Sam Schmidt, a former racer who became a car owner after a 2000 crash left him a quadriplegic. The joyful celebration between Tags and his wheelchair-bound boss when the No. 77 car stunningly captured the pole will remain one of the most heart-warming memories of this May, no matter who wins the race. — Helio Castroneves will make another attempt at his record-tying fourth win. He struggled in qualifying, managing only the 16th-best speed, but look for him to make a quick charge through the field. He’ll likely be joined by others starting farther back than expected, such as defending champ Dario Franchitti (ninth) and Ryan Briscoe (26th). “I think those guys will be up front pretty quickly,” said Will Power, another of the favorites.

NFL asks for class-action suit to be dismissed DALLAS (AP) — The NFL and the Dallas Cowboys have asked a federal court judge to dismiss the class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Super Bowl ticket holders who wound up with no seats for the game. About 1,250 temporary seats at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington were deemed unsafe just hours before the Feb. 6 game between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. That forced about 850 ticket holders to move to new seats and 400 others to watch the game from standing-room locations. A 26-page motion filed by the league and the team on Thursday says the ticket holders aren’t entitled to compensation beyond what they’ve already been offered. It also says

the ticket holders weren’t defrauded as a result of the fiasco. The motion states that the NFL could revoke ticket-holding privileges as long as it provided a refund. In this instance, the league said it went “beyond its contractual obligations” when it offered displaced fans the actual prices they paid for their tickets as well as all documented travel, lodging and meal expenses According to the motion, the NFL and the Cowboys didn’t know until just before the game that the temporary seats would be inadequate and worked into the afternoon that day to deal with the issue. “Defendants had nothing to gain by tricking ticket hold-

ers,” the filing says. “With the eyes of the world focusing on the Super Bowl, it is implausible to suggest that defendants intended what would obviously be a public relations nightmare.” Michael Avenatti, a Los Angeles attorney who is representing the ticket holders, said the motion represents flawed thinking. “The defendants have a fundamental misunderstanding of what their obligations are under the law,” he said. Avenatti said more than 3,000 people are covered by the class action, which includes ticket holders who discovered at the game that their seats did not allow them to see the stadium’s giant video board.


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SPORTS DIGEST

Mavericks on a mission Associated Press

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd are at the point in their careers where the only thing they care about is winning a championship. Luckily for them, their teammates feel the same way. From Shawn Marion to Jason Terry, Tyson Chandler to Brendan Haywood, Peja Stojakovic to DeShawn Stevenson, the Dallas Mavericks are a collection of guys who’ve played at least 10 seasons and made tens of millions of dollars without winning a title. Their willingness to accept whatever playing time and other individual stats they pile up is a major reason Dallas is in the NBA finals. “This is a bunch of veterans who want to play and are unselfish,” Nowitzki said. “I think that’s what makes this group special, I mean, every-

body sacrificing for each other and we just want to win. It’s been fun to play with these guys all season long, so hopefully we can have a great series.” The finals are an interesting clash in team-building formulas. The Miami Heat have three main stars — Dwyane Wade, and the pals he lured last summer, LeBron James and Chris Bosh — plus the best role players they could afford with the remaining room under the salary cap. Dallas was built to be deep and versatile. The Mavs knew Nowitzki would be the main option every night, with Kidd guiding the offense, but the No. 2 scorer and other roles would depend on matchups or who had the hot hand. That kind of uncertainty is unusual for playoff teams. Guys like knowing what to expect. That’s why

it was a struggle making it work at times last year, and why it’s so important everyone has completely bought into the team concept this year. “It’s been an ebb-and-flow type of thing,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “In the playoffs, we’ve gotten some traction. But again, we’re never quite sure who are going to be our top three or four scorers. And often times we’ve going to need six guys scoring seven or more points.” At season’s end, Dallas had 57 wins and the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. Team president Donnie Nelson didn’t get a single vote for executive of the year, but he and team owner Mark Cuban are much more interested in the prize the club is still chasing. “I like the team,” Nowitzki said. “I think we’re deep and ASSOCIATED PRESS we can play all sorts of styles. Jason Kidd shares a laugh with his teammates during practice for the NBA Finals. So, we’ll see what happens.”

LeBron humbled by Jordan comparison Associated Press

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LeBron James, right, talks to the media with Dwyane Wade.

MIAMI — Scottie Pippen said LeBron James may be basketball’s greatest player ever. Among those who disagree: LeBron James. The Miami Heat forward provided his reaction to Pippen’s comparison between James and Michael Jordan on Saturday, essentially saying he was flattered by the sentiment but simply does not believe he’s done enough to merit mention among the game’s

highest echelon. “I’m not better than Jordan,” James said. Pippen — who won six championships alongside Jordan in Chicago during the Bulls’ epic run in the 1990s — told ESPN Radio on Friday that while Jordan is “probably the greatest scorer to play the game,” James “may be the greatest player to ever play the game.” Pippen even backed up the comments later on Twitter, hours after his words sparked a bit of a firestorm, though

tried to clarify a bit by saying that while he thinks Jordan “is the greatest,” James “could” reach that pinnacle in time. James seemed mildly uncomfortable by the discussion. “Michael’s an unbelievable player,” James said Saturday. “I’ve got a long way — long way — to be mentioned as far as one of the all-time greats. Not even just Jordan. There’s a lot of great players who have played in this league. Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, all these guys who are floating around with multiple

Big names take easy wins Associated Press

PARIS — What was shaping up as a struggle for Novak Djokovic at the French Open suddenly turned into something of a stroll. Tied at a set apiece with big-hitting 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro when play was suspended because of darkness a night earlier, Djokovic quickly faced two break points Saturday. He saved those, then broke del Potro in the next game, and that was pretty much that. “If he serves well, he can beat anybody, really,” Djokovic said. “I went (into) the match a bit more nervous than usual.” If that’s so, it didn’t really show. Djokovic completed a 63, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory in the third round, pushing his 2011 record to 40-0 and stretching his winning streak to 42 matches overall, including two Davis Cup matches in December. Djokovic’s 42-match run is

tied for the third-longest by a man in the Open era, which began in 1968; Guillermo Vilas won 46 in a row in 1977. And Djokovic is off to the second-best start to a season, trailing only John McEnroe’s 42-0 in 1984. As it happens, the 24-yearold Serb ran into McEnroe at Roland Garros on Saturday, and they chatted. Asked whether McEnroe was one of his favorite players, Djokovic replied with a smile: “Nothing against his age, but it’s just that I was still quite young when he stopped playing.” McEnroe said recently he finds Djokovic’s streak more impressive than his own, because of the current depth in men’s tennis, and because it includes a Grand Slam title — at January’s Australian Open, which was played at season’s end in 1984. Djokovic, who will be in action for a third straight day today when he faces No. 13 Richard Gasquet of France, said a third major championship — and first at the

French Open — takes priority over any other possible goal at the moment. If he gets to the final, he’ll take over the No. 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal. He’s 41-1 in his French Open career and bidding to tie Bjorn Borg’s mark of six titles at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament. Twenty-eight of the 32 players still around in both fields are from Europe. That includes three Russian women who won Saturday: No. 7 Maria Sharapova, No. 25 Maria Kirilenko and unseeded Ekaterina Makarova. Also advancing: No. 4 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, No. 6 Li Na of China, No. 12 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, and No. 15 Andrea Petkovic of Germany. Kirilenko put together a 61, 6-1 victory that abruptly ended the surprising run of 114th-ranked Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands, who stunned No. 2 Kim Clijsters in the second round by taking 11 of the last 12 games. Sharapova also needed a

Bruins rest up

Palmer leads Garcia Associated Press

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Novak Djokovic celebrates. big comeback to win her previous match — she claimed the final 11 games after trailing a 17-year-old wild-card entry — but faced no such trouble in beating Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan 6-2, 6-3. With the Clijsters out, and the Williams sisters sidelined after health issues, Sharapova’s three major titles give her the same number as the other 15 women still around combined.

The golf roundup ... IRVING, Texas — Ryan Palmer fought through a breezy day for a 3-over 73 on Saturday at the Byron Nelson Championship. That was good enough to top the leaderboard at 5 under after three rounds. Even with two bogeys the last three holes, Palmer finished a stroke ahead of playing partner Sergio Garcia (74) after the two started the day tied for the lead at TPC Four Seasons. Only eight of 74 players shot under par Saturday. The best was a 67 by Arjun Atwal that tied him with Ryuji Imada (70) for third place at 3 under. Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar shot 68s to match Joe Ogilvie (72) at 2 under. Local amateur Jordan Spieth opened with consecutive birdies before going on to a 72. He was among eight players tied for

eighth place, only four strokes behind Palmer. • LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hale Irwin overcame a four-shot deficit to grab the lead, then frittered it away with a double bogey on the last hole to drop into a tie with Kiyoshi Murota in the Senior PGA Championship. Seeking a victory that would make him the oldest winner of a senior major and oldest Champions Tour winner, Irwin — who will be 66 on Friday — shot a 2-under 70 that could have been better if not for the finish. • VIRGINIA WATER, England — Luke Donald birdied two of his last three holes for a 1-over 72 and a share of the lead at the BMW PGA Championship with Italian teenager Matteo Manassero. • RIO DE JANEIRO — Heather Bowie Young shot a 66 in rainy conditions to take a two-stroke lead over Suzann Pettersen and Lindsey Wright in the LPGA Tour's 36-hole Brazil Cup.

Hall of Fame catcher has brain tumor Associated Press

NEW YORK — Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has a brain tumor that is likely cancerous. Doctors performed biopsies on a tumor in Carter’s brain on Friday morning and Duke Medicine says in a release that preliminary results show it “appears to be malignant.”

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BOSTON — The Prince of Wales trophy sat untouched on a table in the middle of the ice. It’s not the one that Zdeno Chara is hoping to take for a skate. Instead, the Boston Bruins captain waved his teammates over to pose for a picture. “I liked the touch that Zee had, bringing the group around the trophy. I haven’t seen that before,” general manager Peter Chiarelli said Saturday, a day after the Bruins beat Tampa Bay 1-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals to earn a chance to play for the Stanley Cup. “You know, it was just a good time. It was a good moment, just for the organization, and it was a feel-good moment. So I was able to enjoy that for a little bit.” Tim Thomas stopped 24 shots for his third career playoff shutout — his second of the conference finals — and Nathan Horton deflected a pass from David Krejci into the net with 7:33 left for the only goal. With that, the Bru-

rings, Bill Russell, all these guys who have pioneered this game. “I’m gracious. Humbled by Scottie’s comments, especially with him being a teammate of his and seeing Michael on a day-to-day basis. But as far as me, I’m not going to sit here and say I’m better than Jordan. I’m not better than Jordan.” James is four wins away from his first NBA championship. The Heat host the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the NBA finals on Tuesday night.

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NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, center, presents the Prince of Wales Trophy to the Eastern Conference finals champion Boston Bruins. ins earned the right to play the Vancouver Canucks for their first Stanley Cup since 1972. “It was a special feeling,” Chiarelli said. “You look over and see the ice, see these guys and watch how they celebrate, how they, how emotional they are. You felt good for them, you really felt good for them. ... Then immediately after that feeling passed, I realized that we have a chance to win the Stanley Cup. And I’m still feeling that today. That’s a great feeling.” Although four of the first six games of the conference finals were high-scoring affairs that left both goaltenders struggling for answers — and left Tampa Bay’s Dwayne Roloson on the bench — the finale was defensive duel with

no penalties at all. Lightning coach Guy Boucher said the entire game felt like suddendeath overtime, and it might as well have been. Horton’s goal allowed the Boston fans to celebrate, but it wasn’t until the final seconds ticked off the clock that the players streamed over the boards and fans began showering the ice with souvenir towels. The Bruins surrounded Tim Thomas to congratulate him on his second shutout of the series, and no one seemed happier than backup goalie Tuukka Rask, who has not played in the postseason. “Tuukka was like mugging about 10 guys,” Chiarelli said. “He was moving around the most and jumping on guys.”

CYCLING LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The head of Switzerland’s anti-doping laboratory denied claims that Lance Armstrong tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs at the 2001 Tour de Suisse and the results were covered up. Martial Saugy said his Lausanne lab did find suspicious levels of banned bloodbooster EPO in four urine samples from the race that Armstrong won, but he didn’t know if any belonged to the seven-time Tour de France winner. “The tests were not swept under the table and it’s not true that they could have been interpreted as positive,” Saugy told Swiss daily Neue Zurcher Zeitung.

NFL DENVER — The punk rock band thought it was a way to honor its Colorado roots. Apparently, John Elway has a different opinion on the name change. "Elway" has been asked through a letter to change the group's name after the Hall of Fame quarterback's representatives caught wind of its act. Lead singer Tim Browne finds it flattering that Elway, the chief football executive

of the Denver Broncos, has taken notice of a band that routinely plays "in front of about 30 people in a basement." But Brown says the four-man group from Fort Collins, Colo., plans to keep the name. • ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams are contributing $25,000 to relief efforts from the tornado that devastated Joplin this week and damaged parts of St. Louis County last month. The Rams announced Friday the contribution will be divided equally between the American Red Cross and Salvation Army. In addition, the franchise said it would match contributions from its employees.

COLLEGE HOOPS COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M System Board of Regents has approved a five-year, $5 million contract for new Aggies' basketball coach Billy Kennedy.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL CAMERON, Texas — Brandon Everage, a safety on Oklahoma's 2000 national championship team, drowned while swimming in a Texas river. He was 30. Milam County Sheriff David Greene said in a news release that authorities were called to the Little River in the western part of the county on Friday evening. Friends said they had been swimming when Everage, a Granger resident, went under water and didn't surface. Everage was a reserve on Oklahoma's 2000 national championship team and a starter on the 2003 team that had a shot at the BCS title before losing to LSU in the Sugar Bowl.


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East Rowan’s Sydney Poole slides safely into second with a stolen base as North Iredell shortstop Timber Davenport (14) shows the ball to the umpire who has already made the call.

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“Last year we didn’t know what it would take. This time we knew exactly how hard it would be.” White struck out only three, which means the Mustangs (24-2) behind her had to get 18 outs. The defense made every play, and third baseman Steffi Sides turned a popped up bunt attempt into a double play to end the second inning. “I’d thought about this game a lot, my last time pitching on this field,” said White, who will be a four-time county player of the year. “I really wanted it to be a good game, and it was. I got so much help. Our defense was awesome. Poole save me a few times.” The only pitch East hammered solidly against junior Karley Harkey was a double Kluttz sent whistling to the left-field fence in the fourth. “She was pitching outside a lot, but I had a feeling she’d try to bust me inside,” Kluttz said. “I was ready for it.” North Iredell’s defense let down Harkey early. Nesbitt led off the East first with a nice bunt toward third. She had the play beaten at first, but when a high throw sailed into the wide-open spaces down the right-field line, Nesbitt easily circled the bases without a throw. Poole walked to start the second, moved up on Kluttz’s bunt and made it to third when Ally Mills’ bloop single fell safely in shallow right. When the routine throw back to the circle headed to no one in particular, Poole lit out for home. “I heard Waddell screaming, ‘Go, go, go!,’ so I ran fast

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East coach Mike Waddell watches Ericka Nesbitt round third on her way to score. and hoped,” Poole said. She scored, and White had a 2-0 cushion. “Last time we played them (North Iredell beat East in the NPC tournament), we made mistakes, but we were able to turn the tide today,” Waddell said. “They left the door open and we took advantage.” Harkey’s out-out single and a booming two-out double to the fence in left-center by Heather Josey cut East’s lead to 2-1 in the fourth, but White got the third out on a popup. “We just didn’t start out strong,” North Iredell coach Lauren Gaither said with a sigh. “Everyone knows East Rowan has one heck of a team, but even down 2-0 we didn’t fold. We just couldn’t get two runs back against Chelsea.” NI (18-8) didn’t have a baserunner the last three innings. A key for White was a 1-2-3 sixth against the tough

top of the Raiders’ lineup. “It was kinda sad playing my last game here, but I really wasn’t that worried,” Kluttz said. “We were playing very good defense today. I knew we’d be OK if we kept it up.”

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South Rowan catcher Joseph Basinger tags out High Point's Andrew Madden at the plate during the first inning.

LEGION FROM 1B going 3-for-6 with four RBIs. “I just pulled the heck out of it.” Meanwhile, South starting pitcher Matt Miller looked like an off-balance trapeze artist. He persevered into the third inning but was charged with 10 runs allowed — all but two of them earned — and surrendered second-inning home runs by Cameron

George and Michael Whited. “None of our pitchers were getting the ball down,” South catcher Joseph Basinger explained. “That’s how you get hammered.” Most damaging was the bat of Whited, who crunched a pair of home runs and drove in five. Teammate Seth Beane was 4for-5 with four RBIs and midgame replacement Kyle Morrison belted a rub-it-in solo home against Ethan Wansley, the fifth of six SR pitchers, in the top of the ninth. “I think we came out slug-

gish, not prepared to play,” Basinger said. “We weren’t as aggressive as we should have been. Still, 13 runs should be enough to beat any team.” Bright spots for South were hard to find. It committed four infield errors, leading to seven unearned runs. Other than Miles, only Kyle Bridges (3for-5, four runs scored) fared well at the plate. Middle reliever Jordan Kennerly allowed only one earned run in 21⁄3 innings of turn-off-the-spigot work. “It’s not the loss. It’s the

way we lost,” Lowman said afterward. “We didn’t compete or play very well. I can take getting beat, but we didn’t put a very good product on the field tonight.” Added Miles, “It’s a nonleague game but it is a big deal. We need to see what kind of team we’re gonna be.” • NOTES: South plays another non-leaguer against Mooresville Post 66 at Lake wayne hinshaw/SALISBURY POST Norman High School tonight. Lefty Dylan Walker is expect- Patrick Hampton races out of the batter’s box after getting a piece of the ball. ed to start.


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The NASCAR notebook ... CONCORD — Jamie McMurray was confused, then stunned, when a friend in his hometown of Joplin, Mo., sent him a picture early in the week. “I didn’t even know what he had sent me,” the Sprint Cup driver said Saturday. “Then I did figure it out because one part left of my house was actually the address left on the front wall.” Though McMurray and the rest of his family moved from Joplin to North Carolina more than a decade ago, he is taking an active role in raising money for the tornado-ravaged city. McMurray has partnered with primary sponsor Bass Pro Shops and Springfield, Mo.-based Convoy of Hope to help the victims of the monster tornado that packed 200 mph winds. “Joplin, Mo.” will appear in large letters across the side of his No. 1 Chevrolet during today’s Coca-Cola 600. “I think it’s really hard for me to explain to you guys when you see the pictures to know what it used to look like,” said McMurray, who indicated he last visited Joplin four or five years ago. “It makes it more real for somebody when you know what the school used to look like or the hospital or that area and see how destroyed it is. It’s incredible the damage the tornado did.” McMurray said not only was the house he grew up leveled on May 22, the tornado “took the whole neighborhood out.” Also destroyed much of the high school McMurray attended. The death toll reached 132 on Friday. “Everyone that I know, or at least friends talking to friends, I haven’t known anyone that’s lost their life,”

McMurray said. “I have a lot of friends that have lost their homes.” McMurray said crew members and sponsors have offered to assist in the relief efforts. McMurray and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris will fly to Morris’ hometown of Springfield, Mo., on Thursday to collect food and supplies from Convoy of Hope. They’re then scheduled to go to Joplin and will join the mayor and chief of police on a tour of McMurray’s old neighborhood. “I had a friend that lives there and has witnessed everything tell me that Joplin would recover. He just didn’t know if it would recover in our lifetimes,” McMurray said. “I know there will be a big effort on my part over the next years to come to help with the hospital, the schools and the families.” • STENHOUSE DEBUT: It took less than a week for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to rise above the logjam of NASCAR drivers looking to make an impression Last weekend, the 23year-old Stenhouse become the first non-Sprint Cup regular to win a Nationwide Series race. Stenhouse won the pole for Nationwide race at Charlotte on Saturday morning and today will make his Sprint Cup debut, driving the No. 21 Ford in place of Trevor Bayne. “It’s been crazy,” Stenhouse said. “To go out and win and then get your first Cup start is big.” Stenhouse had to do some work on Thursday to make sure he’d be racing in NASCAR’s longest race. Needing to qualify on speed for the part-time team and going last among 48 cars, Stenhouse turned in an eyepopping lap of 190.752 mph

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Jamie McMurray's car displays a sign to honor his hometown of Joplin, Mo. on Saturday. to give him the ninth starting position. “I don’t ever really get nervous in anything, but I really got nervous there,” Stenhouse said of his qualifying lap. Bayne said Stenhouse has been sensitive to the situation and believes Stenhouse will “do a great job.” “It’s definitely not the way I wanted to get my first Cup start, but you’ve got to take what God lays out for you,” Stenhouse said. “(Bayne) is going to be here supporting it, so that makes it a little bit easier.” • LEFT IN STITCHES: Paul Menard may have trouble walking, but it didn’t prevent him from driving the fastest car in practice Saturday. Menard, on crutches after needing 22 stitches to close a gash on his right foot, had both the fastest individual lap (188.745 mph) and the best average over 10 consecutive laps (185.732 mph). “I think everything is good with the foot,” Menard said. “I’m just trying to keep off it. The car is really fast.” Menard said he’s not in pain from the cut he received on the dock at his house. But he’s been forced to wear a larger shoe and there is some concern that sweating during NASCAR’s longest race could loosen his stitches. “The only thing is if it rips open and starts bleeding,” Menard said.

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Kurt Busch had the second fastest car during the faster first practice session. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (187.162 mph) turned in the thirdfastest lap. Speeds slowed in the second practice as the track warmed. David Reutimann (184.483 mph) turned in the fastest lap. • NOTES: Carl Edwards seeks to become the eighth driver to sweep the All-Star and Coca-Cola 600 races. The others were Darrell Waltrip (1985), Davey Allison (1991), Dale Earnhardt (1993), Jeff Gordon (1997), Jimmie Johnson (2003), Kasey Kahne (2008) and Kurt Busch (2010). ... While Kyle Busch has won 97 races in NASCAR’s top three circuits, he’s yet to win a Sprint Cup race at Charlotte. Kevin Harvick, Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin are also winless in Charlotte points races. ... Nationwide Insurance will again sponsor the Dash 4 Cash promotion that would pay a driver $1 million by winning all four Nationwide races at Daytona, Iowa, Richmond and Charlotte later this season. ... Blake Koch, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor, was to drive a pink car in the Nationwide race Saturday. Also, the fall Nationwide race at Charlotte will have a pink theme and raise money for breast cancer research.

points events, in a resurgence for the team and Ford’s NASCAR’s program. “I’m thinking what a difference a year makes,” Roush said. “Last year it didn’t seem for a long time we couldn’t buy a victory.” Kenseth was filling in for Trevor Bayne, who has been sidelined with an inflammatory condition, in the No. 16 Ford. The Sprint Cup regular came in with 25 Nationwide wins, but none since the series shifted to the new car. Kenseth said he felt comfortable after a few laps. “You have to drive them a little different because of the horsepower difference, but they’re really a lot like the Cup car,” Kenseth said. Kenseth was far more comfortable than Raikkonen, who finished four laps down in 27th amid uncertainty about his stock-car racing future. “It really turned out to be a really bad day,” Raikkonen said. Kenseth, Busch and Kevin Harvick shared the lead for much of the first two-thirds of the 200-lap race. Edwards had the lead

PENSKE FROM 1B ously my cars have gotten better. Kurt has had his struggles. But it’s somewhat refreshing to have someone that can speak up have a voice, have the credibility of being a past champion and past winner and those around him perhaps listen more intently.” Busch apparently does make things happen behind the scenes. His radio tirade at Richmond earlier this month was epic, and the fallout led to some serious organizational meetings that Busch believed would spur some changes. Less than

on a restart with 46 laps to go, and Harvick blew a tire shortly thereafter to fall a lap down. Kenseth and Edwards traded the lead with five laps to go, but Edwards had nothing left after Kenseth’s late pass. “That was hard racing,” Edwards said. “Matt there at the end, he was better and he had the kid gloves on with me there.” Reed Sorenson was fifth, while Sadler recovered from early handling problems to finish 10th and maintain a slim lead over Stenhouse. Cole Whitt, the 19-yearold Truck Series points leader finished 15th in his Nationwide Series season debut. Stenhouse, who became the first non-Sprint Cup regular to win a Nationwide Series race a week ago, will make his Sprint Cup debut Sunday filling in for Bayne. But Bayne, the Daytona 500 champion, is expected to return to his Nationwide Series car next week at Chicago. He’ll be rejoining NASCAR’s hottest race team. “One of the things I worried about when he had his problem was that the team would go stale,” Roush said. “We managed to keep the team going.”

two weeks later, technical director Tom German left the organization in what the team said was a longplanned op- BUSCH portunity to attend an elite graduate program at MIT. “There were people that had good things to say about him and people that had bad things to say about him,” Keselowski said of German. “Either way, the change there has opened doors that would have never opened before. The jury is still out whether that’s good or bad.”

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Silent auction to benefit National Kidney Foundation on Saturday A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ in downtown Salisbury and Mikoz Designs are partnering to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation with a silent auction from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event will include original artwork and accessories by Mikoz Designs as well as donated items, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina. Tamiko Patterson, owner of Mikoz Designs, is a kidney transplant recipient and mother of five. Mikoz Designs offers distinctive handmade paintings, decorative pillows, mirrors, floral arrangements, handbags, scarves and more.

“Tamiko is living proof that life after transplant can be all that you ever imagined and more,” said Debbie Evans, owner of A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’. “Her unique journey has given her a perspective on life that is evident in every piece she creates and should give hope to others who are challenged by kidney disease on every level.” Light refreshments will be served. Normal business hours at the boutique are 10 a.m. to

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testing more convenient, time saving and cost 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Visit online at www.alittlesumthinsumthin. effective. By working with businesses, drug testing programs can be customized to fit com or call 704-245-6461. needs. Help with setting a drug testing policy to comply with state laws is available. Mooresville company to start The service that comes to their client’s lomobile drug testing service cations 24 hours a day to perform the tests. Visit www.mdtestingcarolinas.com or call MOORESVILLE — Jeff Goddard recent- 704-239-5553 for a consultation. ly opened Mobile Drug Testing of Charlotte under the umbrella of the Utah-based Mobile Stogner new clinical client care Drug Testing, also known as MD Testing. Drug testing has proven effective to both coordinator at Comfort Keepers Lorie Stogner has been named clinical workplace safety and employee retention; however, it has been cumbersome, time consuming and expensive. MD Testing makes See ROUNDUP, 2C

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Looking at digital readers, Kindle showing strong, Nook is up and iPad could be better iBookstore is also available on more than 160 million additional devices through the iPhone NEW YORK — As the puband iPod. But publishers and lishing industry wrapped up agents say Apple is not yet the four days of digital talk at its balance to Amazon.com for annual national convention, which they had hoped. They esAmazon. com’s Kindle was seen timate that Apple sales are as the clear, if not dominant, around 10 percent of the e-marplayer in the growing e-market; ket, far behind the believed 60 Barnes & Noble’s Nook was percent to 65 percent for Amaconsidered a pleasant surprise zon. Publishers and agents say and Apple’s iPad an undere-books are at least 15 percent achiever. to 20 percent of overall sales, “They had a respectable more than double from just a launch, but we think Apple can year ago. do better,” Penguin Group Apple spokesman Jason Roth (USA) CEO David Shanks said declined to comment on any spethis past week during BookExcific criticisms, but did say that po America, which ended the iBookstore had over 150,000 Thursday at the Jacob Javits e-book readers from Chinese manufacturer Hanvon are on display. titles — an Amazon spokesman Center. “They still haven’t says the Kindle store has more moved their e-books into their iTunes store, priority as it is in dedicated (reading only) than 950,000 — and that more than 100 miland they can have a much better search ca- devices like the Nook and Kindle,” says lit- lion books had been downloaded worldwide pability in their iBookstore.” erary agent Richard Curtis. through the iBookstore. He would not say “The iPad offers so many audio visual apMore than 20 million iPads and iPad 2s See BOOK, 2C plications that reading is not given as much have been sold over the past year, and the BY HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress would take away Amtrak’s popular Northeast corridor train service and invite private investors to bid for the right to develop high-speed rail under a plan outlined by a key House Republican this past week. The densely populated corridor — which extends from Washington to Boston, including service to New York City and Philadelphia — is the most viable region in the country for highspeed trains averaging speeds better than 110 mph, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica, R-Fla., said Thursday. But Amtrak has failed to provide fast service despite tens of billions of dollars in federal aid, he said while outlining his plan at a hearing. Amtrak’s Acela trains reach speeds over 150 mph in some portions of the corridor. But Mica said trip times average only 83 mph between Washington and New York and 72 mph between New York and Boston. His calculations include wait times at station stops along the route, which lowers the average speed. Some trains in Europe and Asia achieve speeds over 200 mph. Last year, Amtrak proposed a plan to upgrade its Northeast corridor track and trains and to eliminate bottlenecks so that trains can travel up to 220 mph. Trip time between Washington and New York would be reduced to 96 minutes and between New York and Boston to 93 minutes. But the plan would be phased in over 30 years and cost $117 billion to implement. The railroad is seeking private investment to pay for some of the cost. That’s not good enough, said Mica, a longtime Amtrak critic. He wants to take away the rail company’s 363 miles of track and infrastructure, place it under the control of the Transportation Department or a new government-created corporation, and solicit bids from private investors for the development, operation and maintenance of high speed service. The plan will be incorporated in a long-term transportation spending bill the committee is drafting and expects to introduce around midJune, Mica said. “I believe that we have great potential in the Northeast corridor,” Mica said. “The only thing standing in the way is Amtrak or the federal government or Congress.” Amtrak is a private corporation, but it depends on federal subsidies. Mica “wants private investment to take the (Northeast corridor) away from Amtrak,” Steve Kulm, a spokesman for the railroad, said in an email. “We want private investment and keep Amtrak ownership of the (corridor). ... Two different ways to achieve the same outcome.”

Google, PayPal in tussle over mobile payment secrets SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc.’s ambitious plan to supplant credit cards with smartphones has thrust the Internet search leader into a legal tussle with online payment pioneer PayPal, which contends Google stole its ideas by hiring away two key executives. PayPal painted a picture of betrayal and corporate espionage in a lawsuit filed late Thursday in a California state court, just hours after the unveiling of the “Google Wallet” payment service in New York. The 28-page complaint alleges the service evolved from research that eBay Inc.’s PayPal had been working on for

the past decade. PayPal fingers two central culprits in the intellectual heist — one of its former executives, Osama Bedier, and former eBay executive Stephanie Tilenius. In its response Friday, Google contends it merely identified talented candidates to run its mobile payments service and then made them offers that proved too tempting to refuse. “Silicon Valley was built on the ability of individuals to use their knowledge and expertise to seek better employment opportunities, a principle recognized by

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2C • SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011 First Bancorp, the parent company of First Bank, has declared a cash dividend on its common stock of 8 cents per share payable July 25 to shareholdFROM 1C ers of record as of June 30. client care coordinator at Comfort The dividend rate is the same as the Keepers. comparable period of 2010. She has 18 years of First Bancorp has total assets of apexperience in long proximately $3.4 billion. term and community based care. She has worked for Rowan Hospital names two new Regional Medical members to advisory board Center as a Hospice CONCORD — Carolinas Medical case manager, community alternatives Center-NorthEast has added Britt program case manag- Leatherman and Dr. Katherine “KelSTOGNER er and supervisor, ly” Propst as new members to its and nursing supervi- Northern Group Advisory Board. The board advises Carolinas sor for the hospital’s in-home aide HealthCare System regarding the misservice. She will conduct client assessments, sion, quality and service needs of the create and update the client plan of communities served by the Northern care and conduct caregiver training, Group both now and in the future. supervisory visits, client assessments Terms for appointed members are for three years. and quarterly client reviews. Leatherman, who Comfort Keepers, owned by Lori serves as a communiEberly, also has moved to a larger loty leader and profescation at 512 Klumac Rd, Suite 2. sional working within Comfort Keepers provides in-home the financial services services including companionship, industry at ING, has meal preparation, housekeeping, gromore than 18 years of cery shopping, transportation, laundry experience in sales, and more. sales management, For more information, visit operations managewww.comfortkeepers.com. LEATHERMAN ment and executive leadership. He is GCS names vice president chairman of the board for the Northof business development East Foundation. Propst has been Salisbury-based GCS (Global Conemployed by the tact Services) has Cabarrus County named Joe Meehan of School System for the Peoria, Ariz., as vice past 26 years and now president of business serves as assistant sudevelopment. perintendent. She is He will serve as a responsible for aclead sales representacountability, student tive for GCS, accordinformation systems ing to Greg Alcorn, PROPST and technology proCEO. He is responsigrams for the school ble for new business system. She also serves as an adjunct MEEHAN development. Meehan professor at Wingate University where has more than 20 she teaches a doctoral course on orgayears experience in the call center in- nizational change and development. dustry. •••

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ed States. In the report, the Treasury Department noted that China’s currency has risen by 5.1 percent in value against the dollar since last June, when Beijing announced that it would resume allowing its currency to appreciate. The report said the appreciation was a faster 9 percent on an annual basis when taking into account different inflation rates between the two countries. But private economists said that on a trade basis, China’s currency really hasn’t moved much at all given that while it is rising against the dollar, the dollar has been falling against many other currencies. Because of this, they contend that China will likely see its global trade surplus rise significantly this year. Analysts said that Treasury’s refusal to cite China was not unexpected, but the decision will likely add fuel to complaints that Washington needs to take a tougher approach on trade issues with China. “The continued high bilateral trade deficit that the U.S. runs with China and a weak U.S. labor market will keep China’s currency policy on the radar of U.S. politicians for some time to come,” said Eswar Prasad, a China expert at Cornell University. Nicholas Lardy, an economist at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a Washington think tank, said that while China’s trade surplus with the United

States and the rest of the world shrank during the global recession, it is likely to rise significantly this year, adding to the pressure on policymakers to do something. Asked for reaction to the report, an official at the Chinese embassy in Washington said that China’s currency, the renminbi, has been rising in value against the dollar and he said that would continue. “China will further push forward the reform of the renminbi exchange rate regime under the principles of independent decision-making, controllability and graduality,” embassy spokesman Wang Baodong said. The Obama administration and the Bush administration have never cited Beijing in the currency report, believing that they can be more successful with arguments that such a move would be in China’s advantage. The new report made the point that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has made, that a stronger Chinese currency would allow Beijing to better control rising inflation pressures in China. The new report was scheduled to be released on April 15, but Geithner announced it would be delayed to give the administration an opportunity to meet with the Chinese for the annual discussions of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, which took place this year on May 9-10 in Washington.

Case involving counterfeit Apple products dropped LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has dismissed a case against two brothers who were accused of participating in a smuggling ring that authorities say brought millions of dollars of fake Apple products into the U.S. Los Angeles County district at-

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday declined to cite China for manipulating its currency to gain trade advantages against the United States but said the pace of the currency’s rise against the dollar needs to be accelerated. The Treasury Department noted that China has been allowing its currency to rise against the dollar since last June, but it said Beijing needs to make more rapid progress. America’s trade deficit with China hit a record high last year. The department’s finding came in a report it must submit to Congress every six months determining whether other countries are manipulating their currencies. American manufacturers have been pushing for China to be cited. That could result in penalty tariffs on Chinese imports. U.S. manufacturers believe China’s currency is undervalued against the dollar by as much as 40 percent. This makes Chinese goods cheaper in the U.S. market and American products more expensive in China. China’s trade deficit with the United States hit $273 billion last year, the largest deficit the United States has ever had with any country. Critics contend that China is manipulating its currency to keep it undervalued against the dollar as a way of getting unfair trade advantages, an attack that has gained more support at a time of high unemployment in the Unit-

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PAYMENT FROM 1C both California law and public policy,” Google spokesman Aaron Zamost said. “We respect trade secrets, and will defend ourselves against these claims.” The civil complaint alleges Google spent more than two years discussing a partnership that would have relied on PayPal to process payments for an application market set up for Google’s mobile phone software, Android. Google cut off the Android talks earlier this year after it had poached enough PayPal employees to set up its own mobile payments service, according to the suit. The suit doesn’t directly connect the application markets system with the technology behind Google Wallet. Google recruited Bedier, a PayPal executive for nine years, while the two companies were in talks about their alliance. After initially waffling, Bedier left PayPal to become Google’s vice president of payments four months ago. Before leaving, Bedier transferred some of PayPal’s secrets to his computer and also uploaded other sensitive information to an Internet storage locker called DropBox, the suit alleged. Bedier also began lobbying for Google to hire other PayPal employees working on

mobile payments before he took the new job, the suit said. Google wanted to hire Bedier so badly that Eric Schmidt, then Google’s CEO, and company co-founder Larry Page got involved in the recruitment last fall, according to the suit. Page replaced Schmidt as Google’s CEO last month. Tilenius, now Google’s vice president of commerce, began the wooing of Bedier with a Facebook message last July 15. As part of an agreement when she left eBay in 2009, Tilenius had agreed not to recruit eBay employees until March of this year, the suit said. Google, Tilenius and Bedier are all named as defendants in the suit filed in Santa Clara County. It seeks to a court order protecting PayPal’s trade secrets, punitive damages and royalties from any revenue generated by Google Wallet. It’s not unusual for a company to go to court when a rival hires away a key executive. Google also was sued six years ago when it hired a top Microsoft Corp. executive to oversee its China operations. Before the case was settled, both companies filed documents that revealed colorful details about their rivalry. Google, which is based in Mountain View, Calif., also was among six Silicon Valley employers who got into trouble with the U.S. Justice Department for agreeing not recruit each other’s top engineers and other workers with specialized skills. The companies settled with “no-solicitation” agreements for five years.

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CORRIHER TRUCKING is seeking Qualified Flatbed drivers 25 yrs or older, DOT medical card, Class A CDL, TWIC card, 2 yrs exp w/ NO accidents/violations. Also need Diesel Mechanic, must have own tools. Apply at 225 Corriher Gravel Rd. China Grove. Mon-Fri 9 am to 3 pm.

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504 Lake Drive, 3 BR, 1 BA, brick, carport, 1080 sq.ft., corner lot, hardwood floors, new windows, remodeled bath, new kitchen floor, fenced side yard, central heat/AC, close to town parks. $79,900. Call 704-279-3821

Television, DVD & Video TV, 36" Hitachi with remote, 2004 model. Excellent condition, $175 obo 704-640-1914

All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123 Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291. Watches – and scrap gold jewelry. 704-636-9277 or cell 704-239-9298

China Grove, 2 new homes under construction ... buy now and pick your own colors. Priced at only $114,900 and comes with a stove and dishwasher. B&R Realty 704-633-2394 BUYER BEWARE The Salisbury Post Classified Advertising staff monitors all ad submissions for honesty and integrity. However, some fraudulent ads are not detectable. Please protect yourself by checking the validity of any offer before you invest money in a business opportunity, job offer or purchase. China Grove

What A Bargain Business Opportunities J.Y. Monk Real Estate School-Get licensed fast, Charlotte/Concord courses. $399 tuition fee. Free Brochure. 800-849-0932

METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349

PUPPIES, FREE!! Mixed breed. 2 males, 1 female. Loves everyone/thing of all ages. Handled since birth. Will be small/medium dogs. Call Ashley @ (704)797-1822 for more info!

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HYPNOSIS will work for you!

2x4x14 $3 2x6x14 $5.50 2x4x16 $4.75 2x6x8 studs $3.25 2x4x93” $1.75 2x10x14 $5 D/W rafters $5 Floor trusses $5 each 704-202-0326

Free Lab / German Shepherd Mix Puppy 6 months old. Needs fenced in yard, lots of attention. Does not get along that well with other animals, great with kids Call Sabrina 704-239-48008

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Stop Smoking~Lose Weight It's Easy & Very Effective. Decide Today 704-933-1982

Lumber All New!

Free Kittens to good home, very sweet and great with kids! 1 Gray, 1 Orange, and 1 Blk and Gray! Call Sabrina 704239-4808

Lost dog. Chihuahua mix, female, at BP station in Rockwell May 24, cinnamon color, no collar. REWARD! 704-433-5970 or 704-279-5715

Want to Buy Merchandise

BINGHAM-SMITH LUMBER CO. Save money on lumber. Treated and Untreated. Round Fence Post in all sizes. Save extra when buying full units. Call Patrick at 980-234-8093.

Free Stuff

Workshop tables, 2 large, wood. $75 ea. Obo. Coffee table, $50. Large homemade bookcase $50 obo. Call 704-636-3610

Golf clubs, 2 sets. One ladies & one men's and other assorted clubs. New golf balls. Fishing rod & reels. Deer climbing stand. Hunting & pocket knives. 704-792-8771

Kitchen dinette sets. One for $140 and one for $180. Entertainment armoire $180. All in good condition. 704-633-7604 Loveseat couch, brown. $125. Please call 704791-9954 for more information.

C43576

• Available 7 days per week • Delivery hours are Mon.-Fri. 3:30 am to 6:30 am, Sat. & Sun. 1:30 am to 7:00 am • Dependable • Dependable transportation • Have a desire to own their own business • Drivers license required • Good driving record • Have a home phone number

Air Conditioners, Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Frig. $65 & up. Used TV & Appliance Center Service after the sale. 704-279-6500

Bookcase, quality solid wood, cherry. 36" tall x 32" wide x 14" deep Good Condition $100 Rockwell 704-202-5022

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Free Four large water oaks, you cut and clean up. Please Call 704-8579716

Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777

Could you use

10 ,000 extra this year?

Water Heater, New American ProLine 40 gal natural gas water heater Paid $530 $400. Rockwell. 704-202-5022

Furniture & Appliances

WE OFFER:

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Makes a beautiful property line boundary or privacy screen. One gallon three ft., $10. Seven gallon six ft. & full, $40. 14 ft. B&B, $200. All of the above includes mulch, special fertilizer, delivery and installation! 704-274-0569

Fuel & Wood

CUSTOMER SERVICE CASHIERS Healthcare

Navigating a Successful Career...

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for details.

Growing Pains Family Consignments Call (704)638-0870 115 W. Innes Street

Leyland Cypress

Mobile Phlebotomist

brobinson@exagen.com

All-Around Consignments & More, 201 S. Main St., Richfield, “Quality” clothes, accessories, home décor, vintage furniture, tools, and more! 704-850-4099

Flowers & Plants

Healthcare

Independent contractor needed to do patient blood specimen collection in the greater Salisbury area. Minimum 2 years experience. Must have a current phlebotomy certificate from an accredited institution and a valid driver's license. Contact Brenda Robinson at

Entertainment center, solid oak will hold 32" TV and components. Was $500 now $250. 704639-1137

Holshouser Cycle Shop Lawn mower repairs and trimmer sharpening. Pick up & delivery. (704)637-2856

Required: BA or BS in Human Services, Psychology or Education. 2-4 years' experience in Admissions, Health Program Recruitment preferred.

Manufacturing

Consignment

Vice President of Finance and Business Services

Customer Service Manager Drivers

Washer & dryer, Whirlpool. Good Condition. $150 each. Call (704) 633-7604 Washer/dryer set $350; 30” electric range $175; refrigerator $225. Excellent shape. 704-798-1926

Building Equip. & Supplies

SUMMER WORK

Healthcare

Circa 1930's Marx Toy Freight Terminal. All metal. Good condition. $50. 704-639-0779

Vacuum Cleaner, G4 Kirby with all attachments including shampooer $200 or best offer. For more info please call 704-213-1709

Cleveland. JUST REDUCED!! An unbelievably beautiful brick home on 25 acres. This home has 3 bedrooms 2 baths, a bonus room and a full basement. So many features and in a wonderful equestrian neighborhood. See it and love it. 704-906-7207 for visit showing or

Lovely 3 BR, 2 BA home, nice kitchen, split floor plan, covered deck, garden area, garage, storage building, privacy fence. R52207. $139,900. Monica Poole, B&R Realty, 704-245-4628

Kannapolis. Like new 3BR, 2BA. 1,152 sq. ft. Walk-in closets, new carpet & floors. Big porch, deck. ¼ acre wooded. Privacy on 3 sides. Security system, motion activated exterior lights. 2X wide drive. Near YMCA, library, bus & NC Research Campus. Warranty. $90k or by non-binding bidding 6/22, HURRY! Call NOW for Bid info. Gallagher & Associates, 704-362-1001

Landis

2 BR, 1 BA, covered front porch, double pane windows, double attached carport, big yard, fence. 52179 $99,400 Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704202-3663 Rockwell

Open House th Saturday, May 14 2-4pm

65 Ocher St. Renovated 3 BR, 2 BA home with hardwood floors, ceramic tile, new roof, all appliances included. 704-856-8101 Rockwell

REDUCED

Free Stuff

Free - approximately 50 "The Hymnal" old Evangelical & Reformed Hymn books. Fair condition. Call 704-279-4947

Cleveland. Great home on 11 acres. Brick ranch with a basement and solar panels to help cut down those heating bills. This home has tons of character and space. $369,900. Call for a showing today! 704-9067207 or visit www.dreamweaverprop.com

2 BR, 1 BA, hardwood floors, detached carport, handicap ramp. $99,900 R47208 B&R Realty 704.633.2394


SALISBURY POST Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Bank Foreclosures & Distress Sales. These homes need work! For a FREE list:

East Salis. 3/4BR, 2½BA. Lease purchase option. New construction, energy star. Green build. 704-638-0108

www.applehouserealty.com Rockwell

Reduced!

Salisbury

Motivated Seller

Homes for Sale Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 genesisrealtyco.com Foreclosure Experts

New Home 3 BR, 2 BA, Well established neighborhood. All brick home with large deck. Large 2 car garage. R50188 $163,900 B&R Realty 704.633.2394 Salisbury

Salisbury

Convenient Location

Very nice 2 BR, 2.5 BA condo overlooking golf course and pool! Great views, freshly decorated, screened in porch at rear. T51378. $96,500. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty Salisbury

Convenient Location

Timber Run Subdivision, 4 BR, 2.5 BA, granite countertops, wood floors, rec room, screened porch, deck. R51603 $349,900 B & R Realty Dale Yontz 704.202.3663

Motivated Seller

Cute 1 BR 1 BA waterfront log home with beautiful view! Ceiling fans, fireplace, front and back porches. R51875 $189,900. Dale Yontz 704-202-3663 B&R Realty

Homes for Sale

Lots for Sale

Salisbury

Over 2 Acres

Mt. Ulla, 4 BR house & 3 BR DW both on 11.97 acres. $344,000. FSBO. 704-640-4260 Salisbury

3 BR, 2 BA in Hunters Pointe. Above ground pool, garage, huge area that could easily be finished upstairs. R51150A. $164,900. B&R Realty 704-633-2394

3 BR, 2.5 BA, wonderful home on over 2 acres, horses allowed, partially fenced back yard, storage building. $154,900 R51465 B&R Realty 704.633.2394 Salisbury

Forest Creek. 3 BedNew room, 1.5 bath. home priced at only $84,900. R48764 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

Special Financing

Salisbury

New Listing

3 BR, 2 BA in Kluttz Acres subdivision. Covered front porch and deck, central air-conditioning, fireplace, single attached garage, nice yard with trees. 52270 $109,300 Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704.202.3663

Brand new! 3 BR, 2 BA, home w/great front porch, rear deck, bright living room, nice floor plan. Special financing for qualified buyers. Call today! R52142 $90,000 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628 Salisbury

Unique Property

Salisbury Salisbury

Near the Lake

New Listing

3 BR, 2 BA, new home close to High Rock Lake! Open kitchen/dining room combo, great fireplace, level lot on 1.52 acres. R51601. $199,900 Monica Poole, B&R Realty, 704-245-4628

Will go fast! 3 BR, 2 BA, on High Rock Lake, Shore Acres subd. Deck, fireplace, vinyl siding, attached single carport, dbl detached garage, large yard. 52293 $244,200 Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704.202.3663

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Mechanics DREAM Home, 28x32 shop with lift & air compressor, storage space & ½ bath. All living space has been completely refurbished. Property has space that could be used as a home office or dining room, deck on rear, 3 BR, 1 BA. R51824A $164,500 B&R Realty, Monica Poole 704-245-4628 Salisbury

Great Location

3BR, 2 BA home close to High Rock. Open floor plan, great room w/vaulted ceiling, formal dining, office area, back deck, newly painted. R52281 $139,777 Jeffrey Ketner Apple 704-633House Realty 5067

Dawson Cape

Salisbury. 2 or 3 bedroom Townhomes. For information, call Summit Developers, Inc. 704-797-0200

Built on your lot $122,900

704-746-4492

Spencer

Lease Purchase

Salisbury

Lots of Extras

3 BR 2.5 BA has many extras! Great kitchen w/granite, subzero ref., gas cooktop. Formal dining, huge garage, barn, greenhouse. Great for horses or car buffs! R51894 $439,500. Dale Yontz. 704-202-3663 B&R Realty

Call For More Information (321)230-1380 Also available for all your Home Repair and Remodel Needs

Western Rowan County

Knox Farm Subdivision. Beautiful lots available now starting at $19,900. B&R Realty 704.633.2394

4 BR, 2BA, like new Craftsman Style, huge front porch, renovated kitchen and bath, fresh paint. R51516 $123,000 Rent to Own Option. Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704202-3663

Welcome Home!

Lots of Room

Hurry! Gorgeous 4 BR, 2.5 BA, fantastic kitchen, large living and great room. All new paint, carpet, roof, windows, siding. R51926 $144,900 Poole B&R Monica Realty 704-245-4628

West Rowan Secluded on 6.5 wooded acres. Builder's custom home, 4BR/3½ BA, master BR on main floor. 3,300 sq. ft. + partially finished bonus room. Lots of ceramic & granite. Great kitchen with gas cook top & double ovens. Covered porches, walkin closets, fireplaces w/gas logs. $389,000. FSBO. Motivated Seller. 704-431-3267 or 704-213-4544

Spencer, 3BR/1BA, updated lg kitchen/dining area, LR, den, wood floors, 3 fireplaces, gas heat, appls & washer / dryer, detached garage, 20 x 12 screened back porch, fenced in back yard, City water & sewer. Asking $86,500 negot. 704-647-9749 or 704310-9938

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Bringle Ferry Rd. 2 tracts. Will sell land or custom build. A50140A. B&R Realty, Monica 704-245-4628 E. Rowan res. water front lot, Shore Landing subd. $100,000 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628

C47909

Kannapolis city. Approx. 1 acre. On paved street with water & sewage hookup. $30,000. Possible owner financing. 704-933-4022

American Homes of Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997

*Cash in 7 days or less *Facing or In Foreclosure *Properties in any condition *No property too small/large Call 24 hours, 7 days ** 704-239-2033 ** $$$$$$

Cleveland. Spacious manufactured home on 5 acres. This home has 4 bedrooms and two baths, a hugh kitchen and dining, living room and a den with a fireplace, master with a beautiful bath and massive walk in For the closet. unbelievable price of $97,900. Call for an 704-906appointment. or visit 7207 www.dreamweaverprop.com

Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850 Salisbury

On the Lake

High Rock Lake. Manufactured home on 1.5 acres. Waterfront, attractive landscaping $115k is fair market value, will sell for $95k Call 704-956-6637

True Modular Display Home For Sale. 120 MPH Wind Zone. No Steel Frames. All 16" O.C. All Drywall Interior. DH Thermal Windows. 9 ft. ceilings. Deluxe cabinets, molding & much more. 3 BR, 2 BA with Saddle Roof Porch. NC Delivery Only. $139,000 value for $109,000. 704-463-1516

Real Estate Services Allen Tate Realtors Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091 www.AllenTate.com B & R REALTY 704-633-2394 Century 21 Towne & Country 474 Jake Alexander Blvd. (704)637-7721 Forest Glen Realty Darlene Blount, Broker 704-633-8867 KEY REAL ESTATE, INC. 1755 U.S. HWY 29. South China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-0539 Rebecca Jones Realty 610 E. Liberty St, China Grove 704-857-SELL Rowan Realty www.rowanrealty.net, Professional, Accountable, Personable . 704-633-1071 William R. Kennedy Realty 428 E. Fisher Street 704-638-0673

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Lots for sale. Restricted subdivision, Faith schools. 2.99% fixed rate for 30 years. Starting at $24,900. 704-202-9362

China Grove. 303 North Main St. (across from the roller mill). Building has 5 apartments, space for 2 businesses on the 1st level, warehouse (35x60) and a 5BR house behind the building. Must be sold together. $670,000. Call 704-857-7559

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Apartments 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Available Now! Ro-Well Apartments, Rockwell. Central heat/air, laundry facility on site, nice area. Equal Housing Opportunity Rental Assistance when available; handicapped equipped when available. 704-279-6330, TDD users 828-645-7196. 1 & 2BR. Nice, well maintained, responsible landlord. $425-$445. Salisbury, in town. 704-642-1955

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apts! Very nice. $375 & up. One free month's rent! 10% Sr. Citizen's discount. 704-890-4587 2 BR, 1 BA at Willow Oaks (across from UPS). Has refrig. & stove. All electric, no pets. Rent $475, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704633-0446 AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020 Airport Rd., 1BR with stove, refrig., garbage pickup & water incl. Month-month lease. No pets. $400/mo+$300 deposit. Furnished $425/mo. 704-279-3808

BEST VALUE Quiet & Convenient, 2 bedroom town houses, 1½ baths. All Electric, Central heat/air, no pets. $550/mo. Includes water & basic cable.

West Side Manor Apts. Robert Cobb Rentals Variety World, Inc. 2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

704-633-1234 China Grove 2BR, 1½ BA $550/month, deposit req. Approx. 1,000 sqft. Call 704-202-2065. China Grove. 2BR, 2BA. All electric. Clean & safe. No pets. $575/month + deposit. 704-202-0605 China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112 China Grove. Very nice. 2BR, 1BA. No pets. Deposit required. Please call 704-279-8428 CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently located in Salisbury. Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F 9:00-12:00. TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity. Clancy-hills@cmc-nc.com

Clean, well maintained, 2 BR Duplex. Central heat/air, all electric. Section 8 welcome. 704-202-5790

East Rowan area. 2BR, $450-$550 per month. Chambers Realty 704-239-0691 East Spencer - 2 BR, 1 BA. $400 per month. Carolina-Piedmont Prop. 704-248-2520 Eastwind Apartments Low Rent Available For Elderly & Disabled. Rent Based on Social Security Income *Spacious 1 BR *Located on bus line *Washer/Dryer Hookups Call Fisher Realty at: 704-636-7485 for more information. Faith area. 1BR. Range, refrigerator. W/D. Water, garbage service. $400/ mo. 704-279-8880 Fleming Heights Apartments April & May Special Get $50 off your 1st 6 months rent 55 & older 704-6365655 Mon.-Fri. 2pm5pm. Call for more information. Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD Sect. 8 vouchers accepted. 800-735-2962

88 NORTH CAROLINA

Bank-Owned HOMES

Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593 Moving to Town? Need a home or Apartment? We manage rental homes & apartments. Call and let us help you. Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462

Kannapolis, 911 Haley St., 2BR/1BA, $475 per month + dep. References required. 704-933-1110 Spencer and Near Salisbury, 2 bedroom, one bath house in quiet, nice neighborhood. No pets. Lease, dep, app and refs req. $590/mo, $500 dep, 704-797-4212 before 7pm. 704-2395808 after 7pm. Salisbury 2 bedrooms, 1½ baths, brick at Ro-Med, available June 4. Credit check, lease, deposit. $550 per month. 704-782-5037

Never Before Leased!

Houses for Rent 3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $595/rent + $500/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 3 BR, 2 BA on Maple. Nice house with refrig., stove & big yard. No pets allowed. Rent $750, dep $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 3 BR, 2 BA, close to Salisbury Mall. Gas heat, nice. Rent $695, deposit $600. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 3-4 BR, 1 BA, near Livingstone College. Has refrig. & stove. No pets. Rent $650, dep. $600. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

3BR, 2BA home at Crescent Heights. Call 704-239-3690 for information. American Dr., 3 BR, 2 BA. Has refrigerator, stove & dishwasher. All electric, no pets. $695 rent, $600 dep. Call Rowan Properties 704633-0446

Apple House Realty has a 10 year / 95+% occupancy rate on prop's we've managed. 704-633-5067

Carson District 808 Camp Rd. Knollwood, SE Middle, Carson district. 3BR, 2BA. Built 2004. Home also has 1-car garage w/ opener. All electric home, energy efficient windows & heat pump/AC. Dishwasher, smooth range, refrigerator. $875/mo. 704-363-0096

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Rockwell 2BR/1BA, appl., central electric heat & air, $525 per month 704-2796850 or 704-798-3035 Salis. 2BR, 1BA. Totally renovated. $475-500/mo. W/D connect. Central heat/AC. Sect. 8 OK. All electric. 704-202-5022 Salis. 523 E. Cemetary St. 1BR, 1 BA, No Pets, $330/mo + $330/dep. Sect 8 OK. 704-507-3915. Salis. Nice modern 1BR, energy efficient, off Jake Alexander, lighted parking lot. $395 + dep. 704-640-5750

East Rowan. 3BR, 2BA. Living room (would be great office), great room, glass/ screened porch. Laundry Gas log FP in great room. Central heat & air. Gazebo, storage building! Credit check, lease. $895/month + deposit. No pets. Call 704639-6000 or 704-633-0144 Rockwell - 3 BR, 1½ BA. Very nice. Rent $700, dep. $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 Salisbury 3BR/2BA with in-law apt. $1,000/mo. + dep., no pets. Also 3BR/ 2BA in the country, all incl., $1,100/mo + dep., no pets. 704-855-2100 Salisbury apt. houses for rent 2-3BRs. Application, deposit, & proof of employment req'd. Section 8 welcome. 704-762-1139 Salisbury High School area, 2BR/1BA, electric central heat/air, $495/mo + $400 dep. 704-636-3307 Salisbury, 2 BR houses & apts, $525/mo and up. 704-633-4802

Salisbury 1BR. Wood floors, appls, great location. Seniors welcome. $375-$395/mo. + dep. 704-630-0785 Salisbury 1BR/1BA, fully furnished, all inclusive, $550/mo. + deposit. No pets. 704-855-2100 Salisbury City, Lincolnton Rd. 1BR/1BA, very spacious, good n'hood, $375 + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury near VA 2BR, 1BA,, central HVAC, $550/mo, app. reqd. Broker. 704-239-4883 Salisbury One bedroom upstairs, furnished, deposit & references required. 704-932-5631 Salisbury. 1BR, 1BA on second level. No pets. No smoking. Pool, tennis courts. $415/mo. + $400 dep. 704-633-2004

Salisbury, near Ellis Park. Old Mocksville Rd. 3BR, 2BA doublewide. Electric heat & air. Well water. Storage building with small shed. Garbage service included. $700/ mo. No Section 8. Call 704-279-5765 Salisbury, North Shaver Street, 2BR/1BA, gas heat, $425 per month. 704-633-0425 Lv msg Salisbury, off Hwy 70. 3BR, 1½BA brick house. 2-car garage. Hdwds. All appl. $800/mo. + dep. 704-754-2108 Salisbury, Sells Rd., 3BR/1½ BA, all elec, free water & sewer, new carpet & paint. 704-633-6035

China Grove 2BR/1BA, CHA, all electric, refrigerator & stove, W/D connections, back deck, easy access to 29A, close to elementary school and Head Start. $550/mo. + $550 deposit. Section 8 accepted. 704-784-4785

Classic Style!

Salisbury – 2 BR duplex in excellent cond., w/ appls. $560/mo. + dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601

Salisbury. 2BR/1BA, hdwd flrs, heat & air, washer & dryer hookup, new paint, minutes from I-85. $475/mo + $400 dep. 828-390-0835 Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263

Salisbury 2BR/1½BA within walking distance of downtown Salisbury, lies a townhouse on the National Historic Register w/Hardwood floors, tall ceilings, jetted jacuzzi tub, expansive rooms, huge kitchen, covered front porch & charm to spare! 704-691-4459 E. Lafayette, 2 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator and stove. Gas heat, no pets. Rent $595, deposit $500. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 East Area, 3 BR, 2 BA. Dining room, all appl., 2 car garage. Lease, ref., dep. req. $975/mo. 704-798-7233 East Salisbury. 2 & 3BR, 1rentals available. Central air & heat. Appliances. Please call 704-638-0108

Spencer. 2BR/1½ BA, appls w/ W/D hook up, security lights, no pets, Sect. 8 OK. 704-279-3990

East. 2BR, 1BA house with pond on six acres outside Granite Quarry. Detached garage $900/ mo. Call Waggoner Realty at 704-633-0462

WELCOME HOME TO DEER PARK APTS. We have immediate openings for 1 & 2 BR apts. Call or come by and ask about our move-in specials. 704-278-4340 for info. For immediate info call 1-828-442-7116

Fairmont Ave., 3 BR, 1 ½ BA, has refrigerator & stove, large yard. Rent $725, dep. $700. No Pets. Call Rowan Properties, 704-633-0446

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Houses for Rent

Lovely Duplex Attn. Landlords

Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $675. 704-633-3997

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WANTED MOBILE HOME 2 or 3 bedroom rent to own, close to Salisbury. Must be on lot and low payments. Close to bus line. Leave a message. 704-210-2187

Condos and Townhomes

“A Good Place to Live” 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Affordable & Spacious Water Included 704-636-8385

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Faith

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Colonial Village Apts.

$500 Down moves you in. Call and ask me how? Please call (704) 225-8850

Excellent Location!

Lots for Sale

Great Oak Island Location

Eaman Park Apt. 2 BR, 1 BA, newly renovated. $400/mo. No pets. Please call 704-798-3896

Manufactured Home Sales

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Land for Sale

Apartments

Duplexes & Apts, Rockwell$500-$600. TWO Bedrooms Marie Leonard-Hartsell Wallace Realty 704-239-3096 marie@sellingsalisbury.com

www.bostandrufty-realty.com Salisbury

Resort & Vacation Property

Oak Island, NC. Mobile home and lot for sale by owner. $120K OBO. 252 NE 68th St., 980-6227713 or 704-933-1110

Very Cute Home

Salisbury

3 BR, 2 BA home in wonderful location! Cathedral ceiling, split floor plan, double garage, large deck, storage building, corner lot. $154,900 R51853 Monica Poole 704-2454628 B&R Realty

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Houses: 3BR, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650 Kannapolis 2120 Centergrove Rd., 3 BR, 2 BA, $975 mo.; 125 Kennedy St. 2 BR, 1 BA, $400 mo. KREA 704-933-2231

Salisbury. 4 rooms. 71 Hill St. All appl. furnished. $495/ mo + dep. Limit 2. 704-633-5397

Spencer, 3BR/2BA, 7 years old, downstairs bonus room, gas logs in livingroom, includes all appliances including washer & dryer. Nice neighborhood, convenient to schools, 2 car garage, $1,000/mo., $950 dep. 704-202-2610 Spencer. 109 10th St. 2BR, 1BA house for rent Good condition, new heating and air, new windows, refrigerator and stove included. Referrals and deposit required. $600/mo. 704-6379744. Leave message W.Rowan, 120 Redman Dr., 3BR/2BA, $600/mo + $600 dep. No pets. 704433-1973 or 704-433-2019

Woodleaf 3BR/1BA, refrigerator and stove included included, washer/dryer hook up. $625/month + deposit. No pets. References & credit check required. No Section 8. 704-490-6048

1707 S. Main St., Salisbury

2785 Mt. Hope Church Rd Salisbury

3 BR, 2 BA • 1,404 SF

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4 BR, 3 BA • 2,590 SF Home on 1.42 Acres

505 S Iredell Ave Spencer

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3 BR, 2 BA • 1,940 SF • No Back Taxes or Liens Up to 2.5% • Insurable Title to Buyer’s Get The Agents! Details At:

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704-633-2938 www.chamberlainext.com

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Water, Sewage & Garbage included

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OPEN HOUSE: Sat & Sun, June 4 & 5 1:00 - 3:00 pm

2BR ~ 1.5 BA ~ Starting at $555

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$2,500 down in cash or certified funds for each property. 5% premium on each sale. All sales subject to seller’s approval.

704-637-5588 WITH 12 MONTH LEASE

P.O. Box 1621 Concord, North Carolina 28026 Ph: 704-239-2074 jlbarch@ctc.net

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2205 Woodleaf Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147 Located at Woodleaf Road & Holly Avenue www.Apartments.com/hollyleaf

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For Ultimate Termite Protection & Other Pests


6C • SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011 Lake Property Rental On High Rock Lake, 2 BR, 2 BA cottage. Private pier, gazebo. $850/mo., 1 month rent dep. req. No Pets. 704-636-2530

Office and Commercial Rental $$$$$$ $$$$$$$ Rockwell Offices 3 months free 704-637-1020

Office and Commercial Rental

Office and Commercial Rental

Office and Commercial Rental

Granite Quarry-Comm Metal Bldg units perfect for contractor, hobbyist, or storage. 24 hour surveillance, exterior lighting and ample parking. 900-1800 sqft avail. Call for spring specials. 704-232-3333

Numerous Commercial and office rentals to suit your needs. Ranging from 500 to 5,000 sq. ft. Call Victor Wallace at Wallace Realty, 704-636-2021

Warehouse space / manufacturing as low as $1.25 per sq.ft. Per yr. Deposit. 704-431-8636

HIGH TRAFFIC AREA IN ROCKWELL!

Salisbury

Great Space!

Furnished Key Man Office Suites - $250-350. Jake & 150. Util & internet incl. 704-721-6831

Office Suite for Lease. Two large rooms, 26' x 13' and 10' x 16'. Also included is a large shared kitchen/break room space with private BR. 1 year lease preferred; $750 monthly rent includes all utilities. Free Wi-Fi. Call 704-636-1811.

Office Complex

Salisbury

Salisbury. Perfect location near Court House & County Building. Six individual offices. New central heat/air, heavily insulated for energy efficiency, fully carpeted (to be installed) except stone at entrance, conference room, employee break room, tile bathroom, complete integrated phone system with video capability in each office & nice reception area. Want to lease but will sell. Perfect for dual occupancy. By appt only. 704-636-1850

Office Space

We have office suites available in the Executive Center. First Month Free with No Deposit! With all utilities from $150 and up. Lots of amenities. Call Tom Bost at B & R Realty 704-202-4676 www.bostandrufty-realty.com

Beside ACE HARDWARE, #229 E Main St Hwy 52, 2,700 sq ft finished store front combined with 2,100 sq ft warehouse. May divide into smaller space. Call 704279-4115 or email thadwhicker@cozartlumber.com

Office and Commercial Rental

Industrial/ Warehouse

Office Suite Available. Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011

Salisbury/Spencer

EASY ACCESS TO I-85!

Salisbury, Kent Exec. Park, $100 & up, 1st month free, ground floor, incls conf rm, utilities. No dep. 704-202-5879

Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636

Kannapolis Lots $200 per Available. month + deposit. No pets. 704-239-2833

Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876

South Rowan area. Attractive mobile home lots. Water, garbage, sewer furnished. $160/mo. 704636-1312 or 704-798-0497

Granite Quarry. 2BR, 2BA. 3 person limit. No $450/month + pets. deposit. 704-279-5905

Manufactured Home for Rent

Lake High Estates, 3 BR, 1½ BA, 1+ acre private lot. Remodeled. $500 + deposit. 704-279-6279

East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991 East Rowan area. 2BR, PARTIALLY furnished. $110/week + $400 deposit, NO PETS. Limit 2. 704-279-6599 East Rowan. 2BR. trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255

Thursday, June 23, 2011 6 p.m.

Carolina's Auction Rod Poole, NCAL#2446 Salisbury (704)633-7369

Perry's Overhead Doors Sales, Service & Installation, Residential / Commercial. Wesley Perry 704-279-7325 www.perrysdoor.com

310+/-Acres Divided with Frontage on the Yadkin River - Timber, Wildlife Frontage on NC Highway 801 & US Highway 64

Heritage Auction Co. Glenn M.Hester NC#4453 Salisbury (704)636-9277

27+/-Acres Divided North of Mocksville - Frontage on Allen Road

KEN WEDDINGTON Total Auctioneering Services 140 Eastside Dr., China Grove 704-8577458 License 392

2 Tracts with 2 Buildings at the Intersection of Highway 801 & Highway 601 South of Mocksville Broker Participation Invited

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Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc.

www.heritageauctionco.com

R. Giles Moss Auction & Real Estate-NCAL #2036. Full Service Auction Company. Estates ** Real Estate Had your home listed a long time? Try selling at auction. 704-782-5625 www.gilesmossauction.com

Rowan Auction Co. Professional Auction Services: Salis., NC 704-633-0809 Kip Jennings NCAL 6340.

Real Estate & Personal Property

AUCTION Gordon Motor Sports Sat, June 11 at 10am 3041 Kannapolis Pkwy, Kannapolis (Formerly Boy Scout Camp Rd.)

We Build Garages, 24x24 = $12,500. All sizes built! ~ 704-633-5033 ~

Child Care and Nursery Schools

Openings for childcare in christian home for 1st and 2nd shifts. Reasonable rates. Refs. Avail. Contact 704-642-0488. High Rock Lake area.

Quality Affordable Childcare

Lippard Garage Doors Installations, repairs, electric openers. 704636-7603 / 704-798-7603

Clean, smoke-free, reliable. 17 yrs. exp. 6 wks & up. All shifts. Reasonable Rates 704-787-4418 704-279-0927 F Ref. Avail. F

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

Carport and Garages

8.61+- ACRES W/3 BEDROOM BRICK HOME, 4000 SQ FT SHOP - RACE CARS; DUMP TRUCK; FORD DUALLY; OTHER VEHICLES; LOTS GOOD SHOP & CONSTRUCTION EQUIP; SHEET METAL TOOLS; OTHER TOOLS; WRENCHES & MORE PLUS HOUSEHOLD & COLLECTIBLES.

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Complete Cleaning Service. Basic, windows, spring, new construction, & more. 704-857-1708

Elaine's Special Cleaning

704-637-7726

704-636-8058 SHOWN BY APPTOINTMENT ONLY.

2 STORY DUPLEX IN GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD REAL ESTATE TERMS: A $5000 non-refundable down payment in certified funds day of sale. Balance in 30 days at closing. Sold “as is” with no warranties other than a clear title at closing. 6% buyer’s premium. Sold with no contingencies, so buyer should have financing in place prior to auction. All info deemed from reliable sources, but buyer should verify info and inspect to his own satisfaction prior to auction. Announcements made at sale time take precedence over any printed materials.

R. GILES MOSS AUCTION & REAL ESTATE

704-782-5625 See website for complete ad & photos: www.gilesmossauction.com

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NCAL # 2036 SCAL # 003870R NCREL # 62757 Ben Moss - NCAL # 7225 Thomas Moss - NCAL # 8310

Rockwell. 2BR, 1BA. Appl., water, sewer, trash service incl. $500/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463 S. Rowan area, 2BR/1½ BA. Newly renovated throughout! Appls & W/D. Some furniture. No pets. Priv lot. 2 person limit. $450/mo + $450 dep. 704-213-2272

Autos

Dodge Challenger SE, 2010. Inferno red crystal pearlcoat exterior with dark slate gray interior. F11205A. $23,287. Call 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Autos

Ford Mustang V6, 2001. Oxford white clearcoat exterior with medium parchment interior. $8,659. Stock #P7690A 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Financing Available!

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

Mercury Grand Marquis GS, 2005. Like new, fully loaded. Only 68,000 miles. $9,995. 704-720-0520 **SPECIAL FINANCING**

HONDA, 2004, ACCORD EX. $500-800 down, will help finance. Credit, No Problem! Private party sale. Call 704-838-1538

Ford Mustang, 2004. Red exterior with gray leather interior. $12,259. Stock # T11400AY. 1800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

West & South Rowan. 2 & 3 BR. No pets. Perfect for 3. Water included. Please call 704-857-6951

Fisherman's Paradise. Waterfront cottages at Harker's Island, NC. Boat ramp, boat slips, private private beach. pier, Weekly, daily, weekend. Call 252-288-0049

Cadillac Sedan DeVille, 2004. Leather, fully loaded, extra clean, 69,000 miles. $7,995. 704-720-0520 **SPECIAL FINANCING**

Home Improvement

Junk Removal

Around the House Repairs Carpentry. Electrical. Plumbing. H & H Construction 704-633-2219

B & L Home Improvement

704-279-2600 Since 1955 olympicdrywallcompany.com

Free Estimates Bud Shuler & Sons Fence Co. 225 W Kerr St 704-633-6620 or 704-638-2000 Price Leader since 1963

Reliable Fence All Your Fencing Needs, Reasonable Rates, 21 years experience. (704)640-0223

Financial Services “We can remove bankruptcies, judgments, liens, and bad loans from your credit file forever!” The Federal Trade Commission says companies that promise to scrub your credit report of accurate negative information for a fee are lying. Under federal law, accurate negative information can be reported for up to seven years, and some bankruptcies for up to ten years. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc.gov/credit.

Including carpentry, bathroom & kitchen remodeling, roofing, flooring. Free Estimates, Insured .... Our Work is Guaranteed!

~704-267-9275~ Brisson - HandyMan Home Repair, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, etc. Insured. 704-798-8199

Concrete Work

All types concrete work ~ Insured ~ NO JOB TOO SMALL! Call Curt LeBlanc today for Free Estimates

Garages, new homes, remodeling, roofing, siding, back hoe, loader 704-6369569 Maddry Const Lic G.C.

Painting and Decorating Dale's Painting & Repair. 40 years exp. Please call 704-278-4883 or 704-657-1198

Basic lawn care, pressure washing and pine needles. Free estimates

704-737-6070

HMC Handyman Services. Any job around the house. Please call 704-239-4883 Hometown Lawn Care & Handyman Service. Mowing, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, odd jobs ~inside & out. Comm, res. Insured. Free estimates. “No job too small” 704-433-7514 Larry Sheets, owner

Kitchens, Baths, Sunrooms, Remodel, Additions, Wood & Composite Decks, Garages, Vinyl Rails, Windows, Siding. & Roofing. ~ 704-633-5033 ~

• Lawn Equipment Repair Services

Manufactured Home Services

Lyerly's ATV & Mower Repair Free estimates. All types of repairs Pickup/delivery avail. 704-642-2787

Mobile Home Supplies~ City Consignment Company New & Used Furniture. Please Call 704636-2004

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Pet & Livestock Services

A-1 Residential & Commercial Mow/Trim At least 10% less than other lawn services. We promise to beat them all. Call David at 704-640-1198

Brown's Landscape

704-224-6558

The Floor Doctor Complete crawlspace work, Wood floor leveling, jacks installed, rotten wood replaced due to water or termites, brick/block/tile work, foundations, etc. 704-933-3494

For Storm Damage from Wind/Hail, call Scott White for FREE inspection/estimates • Roofing • Windows • Gutters • Vinyl Siding Member of BBB

Professional Services Unlimited Quality work at affordable prices NC G.C. #17608 NC Home Inspector #107. Complete contracting services, under home repairs, foundation & masonry repairs, light tractor work & property maintenence. Pier, dock & seawall repair. 36 Yrs Exp. 704-633-3584 www.professionalservicesunltd.com Duke C. Brown Sr. Owner – “The House Whisperer!”

Heating and Air Conditioning

Junk Removal

Piedmont AC & Heating Electrical Services Lowest prices in town!! 704-213-4022

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ We Buy Any Type of Scrap Metal At the Best Prices...

Home Improvement

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We will come to you! F David, 704-314-7846

CASH FOR

Stoner Painting Contractor • 25 years exp. • Int./Ext. painting • Pressure washing • Staining • Mildew Removal • References • Insured 704-239-7553

Pet & Livestock Services

Little Paws Bed & Breakfast Located at Small Animal Medicine & Surgery A deluxe boarding facility for dogs, cats, rabbits and “pocket pets”. 3200 Sherrills Ford Road Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-6613 www.sams-littlepawsdoc.com

Masonry and Brickwork

Roofing and Guttering

3Landscaping 3Mulching 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

High quality work. Good prices on all your masonry needs.

FREE Estimates

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All types of roofing, construction & repairs. Free estimates. Don't get soaked..Give Bill a call!

Miscellaneous Services

SEAMLESS GUTTER Licensed Contractor C.M. Walton Construction, 704-202-8181

Earl's Lawn Care 3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes

704-636-3415 704-640-3842 www.earlslawncare.com GAYLOR'S LAWNCARE For ALL your lawn care needs! *FREE ESTIMATES* 704-639-9925/ 704-640-0542

LEE'S LAWNCARE

Trust. It’s the reason 74% of area residents read the Salisbury Post on a daily basis. Classifieds give you affordable access to those loyal readers.

Ford Taurus SEL Sedan, Oxford white 2008. clearcoat exterior with tan cloth interior. P7689. $14,787 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Z & Sons Lawn Care & House Washing

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Grading & Hauling

A HANDYMAN & MOORE Kitchen & Bath remodeling Quality Home Improvements Carpentry, Plumbing, Electric Clark Moore 704-213-4471

Steve's Lawn Care We'll take care of all your lawn care needs!! Great prices. 704-431-7225

I buy junk cars. Will pay cash. $250 & up. Larger cars, larger cash! Call 704-239-1471

A message from the Salisbury Post and the FTC.

Home Improvement

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

I will pick up your nonrunning vehicles & pay you to take them away! Call Mike anytime. 336-479-2502

_ Bush Hogging _ Plowing _ Tilling _ Raised garden beds Free Estimates

Beaver Grading Quality work, reasonable rates. Free Estimates 704-6364592

Ford Crown Victoria LX, 2001. Toreador Red clearcoat metallic exterior with medium parchment interior. Stock# F11241A. $6,987. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Browning ConstructionStructural repair, flooring installations, additions, decks, garages. 704-637-1578 LGC

Office 704-932-6878 • Cell 704-363-5491

Sparkling Results, Reasonable Rates. Free Estimates & References Given.

812 Railroad Avenue, China Grove, NC

New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial Ceiling Texture Removal

Fencing

www.thecarolinasauction.com

Mocksville, NC – Davie County

Autos

MILLER HOTEL Rooms for Rent Weekly $110 & up 704-855-2100

Landis, 2BR, 2BA, Beautiful, quiet, country setting. Please call Jeff at 704-855-3934

Drywall Services

Auctions Auction Thursday 12pm 429 N. Lee St. Salisbury Antiques, Collectibles, Used Furniture 704-213-4101

Rooms for Rent

Resort & Vacation Rentals

1.87 acres of land. 5,000 sq. ft. metal building with 15 ft. ceilings, three roll up doors and two regular doors, office, and two bathrooms. Service road I-85. (Exit 81, to Spencer). Call 704-2024872 after 5 pm.

OLYMPIC DRYWALL

Selling by Order of the US Bankruptcy Court Middle District of NC In the Matter of Renegade Holdings, Inc., Bankruptcy Case No.: 09-50140

www.ironhorseauction.com

Manufactured Home for Rent

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

Carport and Garages

Bankruptcy Land Auction

800-997-2248 NCAL 3936

Manufactured Home Lot Rentals

E. Rowan area, 2BR, 1BA. $300/mo, 3 people limit, no pets, refs required. 704-857-3917

450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704-279-8377 5,000 sq.ft. warehouse w/loading docks & small office. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011

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Mow, Trim, Blow, Clean-up, Mulch, Presure Washing, Pine Needles. Free Estimates. Call Mike!

~ 704-431-3537 ~ Outdoors By Overcash Mowing, shrub trimming & leaf blowing. 704-630-0120

Mow, Trim & Blow $35 Average Yard Pressure Washing & Pine Needles Ask for Jeffrey

~ 704-245-5599 ~

Basinger Sewing Machine Repair. Parts & Service – Salisbury. 704-797-6840 or 704-797-6839

Moving and Storage TH Jones Mini-Max Storage 116 Balfour Street Granite Quarry Please 704-279-3808

Painting and Decorating Bowen Painting Interior and Exterior Painting 704-630-6976. BowenPainting@yahoo.com

Cathy's Painting Service & Pressure Washing. Interior & exterior, new & repaints. 704-279-5335

Guttering, leaf guard, metal & shingle roofs. Ask about tax credits.

~ 704-633-5033 ~

Tree Service Graham's Tree Service Free estimates, reasonable rates. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. 704-633-9304 John Sigmon Stump grinding, Prompt service for 30+ years, Free Estimates. John Sigmon, 704-279-5763. Johnny Yarborough, Tree Expert trimming, topping, & removal of stumps by machine. Wood splitting, lots cleared. 10% off to senior citizens. 704-857-1731

cars, trucks & vans. Any junk vehicle. $275 & up. Call Tim at 980-234-6649

MOORE'S Tree TrimmingTopping & Removing. Use Bucket Truck, 704-209-6254 Licensed, Insured & Bonded

CASH FOR JUNK CARS and Batteries. Call 704-279-7480 or 704-798-2930

TREE WORKS by Jonathan Keener. Insured – Free estimates! Please call 704-636-0954.


SALISBURY POST Autos

Autos

Autos

Nice Ride!

Honda Accord 2.4 EX, 2003. Satin silver metallic exterior with gray interior. $11,759. Stock # F11209B. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Infinity G5, 2003. Black Obsidian/Black Leather, 3.5L V6, auto trans, BOSE AM/FM/CD, SUNROOF, all power, alloy rims. LUXURY FOR HALF THE PRICE!!!! 704-603-4255

Autos

Transportation Financing

Transportation Financing

Mini Cooper, 2006. Black & white. 17,000 miles. Garage kept. $18,500. Please call 704640-6509 after 3pm. 2000 BMW Z3, Titanium Silver Metallic w/black leather interior. 2.5L V6, 5 speed manual, all power, dual heated seats, alloy rims, AM/FM/CD, power top, BREEZE THROUGH SUMMER WITH GREAT GAS MILEAGE! Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

Toyota Camry LE, 2007. Desert sand mica exterior with bisque interior. $14,459. Stock #P7633C. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Chrysler LeBaron, 1993 V-6. Good condition. PS, PB, AC, AT. $450. Please call 336-751-5749 ELLIS AUTO AUCTION 10 miles N. of Salisbury, Hwy 601, Sale Every Wednesday night 5:30 pm.

We are the area's largest selection of quality preowned autos. Financing avail. to suit a variety of needs. Carfax avail. No Gimmicks – We take pride in giving excellent service to all our customers.

Honda 2005 Accord, fully loaded, $300 down, will help finance. Call 704-872-5255

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Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Motorcycles & ATVs

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

CASH FOR YOUR CAR! We want your vehicle! 1999 to 2011 under 150,000 miles. Please call 704-216-2663.

Want to sell quickly? Try a border around your ad!

Recreational Vehicles

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. (former Sagebrush location)

Toyota Yaris, 2009. Silver streak mica exterior with dark charcoal interior. $13,759. Stock # P7663 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

10ft. Jon Boat with seats, trailer, trolling motor, tire, battery spare charger and paddles. Call 704-633-7002

Motorcycles & ATVs

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

Nissan Maxima SE, 2006. Winter Frost Pearl w/ tan cloth. 3.5L v6, auto. Trans., all power, Bose radio, sunroof, dual power seats. Alloy rims, great power! Smooth Ride! 704-603-4255

Service & Parts

Boats & Watercraft Fishing Boat & Trailer

Volvo S40 AS, 2000. Silver metallic w/gray leather interior. 1.9 4cyl. Turbo. Auto. Trans. AM/FM/CD/ tape. Sunroof. All power, heat mirrors, alloy rims. Runs Great! Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

Chevrolet Tahoe, 1999. 2 tone tan & black w/tan leather int. 5.7 V8, auto. trans. 4X4. All power, AM/ FM/CD/tape. Cold front & rear air. Alum. rims, extra clean. Ready for test drive. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

50 cc Trike. Brand new! $1,895. Also, nice new Tao Scooters only $895. 704-720-0520 **SPECIAL FINANCING**

Dodge Ram 1500 SLT / Laramie Crew Cab, 2004. Bright white clearcoat exterior with dark slate gray interior. F10362A. $10,987. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Authorized EZGO Dealer. 6 volt & 8 volt batteries. US 52, 5 miles south of Salisbury. Beside East Rowan HS & Old Stone Winery. Look for EZGO sign. 704-245-3660 Camper Top for long bed Ford truck, has 2 roll out windows on each side. $250. 704-633-4526

Transportation Dealerships CLONINGER FORD, INC. “Try us before you buy.” 511 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-633-9321

Lincoln Aviator, 2003. Leather, sunroof, chrome wheels, fully loaded, extra clean, 90,000 miles. $10,995. 704-720-0520 **SPECIAL FINANCING**

Tim Marburger Honda 1309 N First St. (Hwy 52) Albemarle NC 704-983-4107

Ford Escape XLT, 2009. Gray exterior with charcoal interior. $18,859. Stock #T11062A. 1-800-542-9758. www.cloningerford.com Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 2006. Stone white exterior with clearcoat medium slate gray interior. $14,559. Stock # F10563B 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

BMW X5, 2003. Topaz Blue Metallic/Tan Leather, 4.4L auto trans, AM/FM/CD, SUNROOF, all power, 20inch aluminum rims, PERFECT COLOR COMBO! 704-603-4255

Buick Ranier CXL SUV, 2007. Cashmere metallic exterior with cashmere interior. T11239A. $12,687. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Cats

Dogs

Dogs

Dogs

Dogs

AKC GERMAN ROTTWEILERS READY NOW Excellent temperament. Parents on site Tails docked Dew claws removed $750 704-239-8879

Free dog. Boxer mix named Charlie. UTD on vaccines. Neutered. Good with children & animals. 704-279-4307

Pitbull/Lab Mix Puppies. 3 black females. First shots and dewormed. 704-267-1137

SWEET BABY FACE!

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES 8 weeks old. All Males. Eating dry puppy food. $50 each. 704-7986236. Ask for Jason

Puppies, free to good homes. Rescue dog surprised us with pups. 7 to choose from here in Enochville/Kannapolis. Breed unsure, many colors, darn cute. 704-938-9842

Free cats to good home. 4 domestic long hair. 2 black & white, 2 black. Litter trained. Cleveland area. Call 704-657-0280 or 704-500-4085

Dogs

Boxer/Jack Russell Terrier Mix free to good home, 7 months old. Housebroken, good with kids, beautiful & loving dog. Prefer inside or kennel only. All puppy shots given. 704-326-5093

AKC REGISTERED LAB PUPPIES

Puppies, CKC Registered F1 Golden Doodles. 5 males, 3 females. Light to medium apricot. Puppies will be ready June 17th. Call to reserve or set up a visit. $750. Call Vicky 336-853-5090

Free kittens. 2 orange & white tabbies, 2 black & white. 3 males, 1 female. 8 weeks. 704-956-3023 Free kittens. 7 weeks old Bobtail kittens, yellow & orange striped. 2 available. 704-279-4307

Giving away kittens or puppies?

Kittens, 5 adorable kittens free to good homes. Male & female. In Walkertown, possibly able to meet you to get them. Call 336-595-8759. Leave message

Beautiful Labrador Retriever Puppies. Great bloodline. Sweet personalities. Chocolate and black pups . Ready June 4th. $400. Call Ronnie at 704-798-6336

Best Friend!

Goldendoodle Puppies. F2B, parents on site, 1st shots, wormed, and dew claws removed. 5 males and 3 females. Ready for loving homes June 18. Now accepting deposits. 704-202-5220

GOLDEN DOODLE PUPPIES

Cane Corso Italian Mastiff Puppies ICCF. Reg. Various Colors. $500 to $700. 704-762-6301 Free Beagle mix. Female. To good home only. Needs room to run. Call 704-754-8109. Ask for Caren.

Heart Catcher!

Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited SUV, 2005. Black clearcoat exterior with medium slate gray interior. T11271A. $15,787. 1-800-542-9758. www.cloningerford.com

Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Ed., 2003 True Blue Metallic/ Med Parchment leather int., 4.0L (245), SOHC SEFI V6 AUTO, loaded, all pwr, AM/FM/CD changer, steering wheel controls, alloy rims, heated seats, rides & drives great! 704-603-4255

Saturn VUE V6 SUV, 2007. Storm gray clearcoat exterior with interior. Stock gray #F10528D1. $14,787 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Free Boxer/Pit bulldogs. 3 males 2 females left. Black/ white & 1 brindle/ white. Have shots & 1st worming. Patty 704-636-7922 Free to good home. Found female black lab mix. Very loving and good with kids. Protective of her family but not aggressive. Must find home for her! 336-6553201.

Patented Happy Jack Flea Beacon: Control Fleas in the home without toxic chemicals or costly exterminators. Results overnight! GOODMAN FARM SUPPLY 704-857 5938 www.kennelvax.com

Toyota 4Runner Limited, 2004. Titanium metallic exterior with stone interior. $18,659. Stock #P7687. Call 1-800-542-9758. www.cloningerford.com

Puppy. Shih-Tzu, one male, AKC registered Born February 21. All shots. 704-637-7524

Toyota Highlander Limited, 2003, Vintage Gold Metallic/Tan Leather, 4.0L 4speed auto trans. w/Snow Mode AM/FM/Tape/CD, all power, SUNROOF, dual power & heated seats , extra clean, ready for test drive. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Toyota RAV4 S, 2004. Titanium metallic exterior with dark charcoal interior. $11,259. Stock # T11390A 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Toyota Tacoma Base Regular Cab, 2006. Black exterior with graphite interior. P7688. $13,287 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com Jeep Grand Cherokee Loredo, 2006. Black w/ medium slate gray cloth interior. All power, AM/FM/CD changer, dual power seats. Low miles! Awesome condition! Steve 704-603-4255

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Jeep J-10, 1981. 4WD. 6 cylinder. Runs or for parts. $695. Call 704-637-0217 or 704-213-9240

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NO. 61411 NOTICE OF EXECUTION SALE OF REAL PROPERTY STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF ROWAN File 00cvs3160 SHIRLEY K BARE, Plaintiff, - VS MARTIN WAYNE KLUTTZ, Defendant UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of a judgment and execution issued by the above named court in the above-entitled action on the 18TH day of February in the year 2011, directed to the undersigned Sheriff from the Superior Court of ROWAN County, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash whatever right, title, and interest, the judgment debtor owns or may own in the following described real property which is subject to sale under execution. This judgment was docketed on the NAst day of NA in the year of NA and at which time the said real property was in the name of the defendant. The highest bidder at the sale will be required to make a cash deposit in the amount of 20% of the bid. This sale shall be held on the 3rd day of June in the year 2011 at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the following location: Rowan County Courthouse in Salisbury, NC (inside) as designated by the Clerk of Superior Court. This sale shall be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes and special assessments which were or became effective on the record prior to the lien of the judgment under which this sale is being held. There is a deed of trust or mortgage on file with the Register of Deeds on this property. The judgment debtor has not claimed his/her exemptions in this real property. The real property being sold is described as that certain tract(s) of land lying and being in Gold Hill Township, Rowan County: Beginning at a set monument, set monument further referenced as being located in the centerline of Kluttz Road and being the common corner of Martin W. Kluttz as found in Deed Book 667, Page 845; thence continuing along the common line of Martin Kluttz, North 86 deg. 58 min. 53 sec. West 323 feet to an iron pipe, said iron pipe further referenced as being located in the common line of George C. Kluttz; thence continuing along the common line of George C. Kluttz, North 3 deg. 1 min. 7 sec. East 329.21 feet to a set monument, set monument being the common corner of George C. Kluttz; thence with the common line of Kluttz, South 88 deg. 40 min. 35 sec. East 200.52 feet to a point, said point being located in the common line of George C. Kluttz and further referenced as being the common corner of Martin W. Kluttz as found in Deed Book 624, page 662; thence continuing along the following lines of Martin W. Kluttz, South 00 deg. 4 min. 46 sec. East 189.83 feet to an existing monument, said monument being the common corner of Martin W. Kluttz and further referenced as being a #4 rebar; thence continuing along the common line of Martin W. Kluttz South 83 deg. 54 min, 37 sec. East 264.23 feet to a set monument, set monument further referenced as being located in the margin of the right of way for Kluttz Road; thence continuing along the centerline of Kluttz Road to the point of beginning and containing 2.206 acres, more or less as taken from the survey entitled “Property of George C. Kluttz” by Richard A. Brandon, RLS, June 30, 1994. Judgment amount: Principal due $ 59,963.85 $ 1,393.13 Interest due through 06/03/2011 Court Cost and atty. fee $ 40.00 Other fees $ 3,548.55 Sheriff's Commission $ 1,636.14 $ 66,581.67 Total Also there will be the cost for the auctioneer and cost for the ad in the Salisbury Post Newspaper. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. This the 9th day of May, in the year 2011. Sale will be conducted by McDaniel Auction Company NCAL 48 Firm Lic. 8620 SHERIFF KEVIN L. AUTEN By: B.C. BEBBER, DEPUTY, J.L. MASON, MASTER DEPUTY ROWAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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NOTICE OF SALE UNDER EXECUTION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR FILE NO 10 M 956 402 NORTH MAIN ST SALISBURY NC 28144

NOTICE OF SALE UNDER EXECUTION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA DISTRICT COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR FILE NO 09 M 847 402 NORTH MAIN ST SALISBURY NC 28144

COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) BAYVIEW FINANCIAL PROPERTY TRUST CO By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on JUNE 3, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEING Tax Map 469A Parcel 058, 1066 Rachel Lane, being Lot No 57 GRANT'S MEADOW, Section One as shown of map recorded in Book of Maps 9995, Page 4327; Tax Map 469A Parcel 016, 1297 Rachel Lane, Being Lot No 16, GRANT'S MEADOW, Section Two as shown on map recorded in Book of Maps 9995 at Page 4327; Tax Map 469A Parcel 057, 1084 Rachel Lane, Being Lot No 56 GRANT'S MEADOW Section One as show on map recorded in Book of Maps 9995 at Page 4327, in Register of Deeds office in Rowan County, NC. Tax Amount Due $ 7,344.89 The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: May 22, 2011, May 29, 2011

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KEVIN L AUTEN- Rowan County Sheriff's Office No. 61414 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER EXECUTION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA DISTRICT COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR FILE NO 11 M 42 402 NORTH MAIN ST SALISBURY NC 28144

By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on JUNE 3, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: Tax Amount Due $ 3,821.79. The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: May 22, 2011, May 29, 2011 KEVIN L AUTEN- Rowan County Sheriff's Office

No. 61415 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER EXECUTION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR FILE NO 10 M 695 402 NORTH MAIN ST SALISBURY NC 28144 COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) UREY, KEITH E.

By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on JUNE 3, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: BEING Tax Map 649 Parcel 043- Lot No. 24, 1.25 acres; Tax Map 649 Parcel 042Lot No. 25, 1.4 acres; Tax Map 623 Parcel 050- Lot No. 22, 2.0 acres. Located off WHITE ROCK ROAD. More fully described in Deed Book 277 Pages 306 and 307 in the Register of Deeds for Rowan County. Tax Amount Due $ 6,650.85. The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: May 22, 2011, May 29, 2011

By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on JUNE 3, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEGINNING at s stake at the intersection of Lake Drive and Mt. Moriah Church Road, and runs thence with the margin of Mt. Moriah Church Road, West 62-05 East 107.2 feet to a stake on the margin of Mt. Moriah Church Road, corner to lot No 18; thence with the line of Lot No 18 3-20 East 90 feet to a stake, corner of Lot No 12; thence with dividing line of Lots Nos. 11 and 12 North 86-40 West 160 feet to a stake, corner of Lots 11 and 12 on the margin of Lake Drive; thence with the margin of Lake Drive South 3-20 West 187.1 feet to the Beginning. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1170 Mt. Moriah Church Road, China Grove, North Carolina. Tax Amount Due $ 7,670.39 The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: May 22, 2011, May 29, 2011

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MTV reinvents itself with new generation NEW YORK (AP) — Over the years, one of the last things you’d see on the youthobsessed MTV was a parent. Now moms and dads aren’t unusual sights, even on the twin totems to wild behavior and its consequences — “Jersey Shore” and “Teen Mom” — that are key to the network’s latest resurgence. Many young viewers targeted by MTV have no problem with parents being an active part of their lives, even during rebellious years, and expect their presence on television. Understanding such generational nuances is crucial to MTV, which has the brutal imperative of reinventing itself every five or six years to appeal to a new group of 12- to 24-year-olds. Their viewers eventually grow up. MTV never can. The latest reinvention has MTV with its best ratings in five years. The third season of “Jersey Shore” was the network’s top-rated show ever, and the second season of “Teen Mom” similarly zoomed up the charts. The challenge now is figuring out how to build on that success and know when to be ready for the next reinvention. This spring, MTV has steered in a surprisingly traditional direction. MTV debuts a remake of the “Teen Wolf” series on June 5, brings back “Beavis and Butt-head” later this year, has its own weight loss series for teens and two “Jersey Shore” spinoffs in the works. Between recycled ideas, spinoffs and a new focus on establishing scripted series, MTV’s approach feels more like a typical broadcast network

than ever before. MTV viewers “want more from us,” said Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music/Films/Logo Group. “They expect more from us.” Toffler, who has been with MTV since 1986, and newly appointed network president Stephen Friedman, at MTV since 1998, have survived its ups and downs over the years. The latest cycle began with the expiration of “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills.” After a reasonably successful first season of the reality competition series “Paris Hilton’s Best Friend,” the second season proved disastrous. “The audience checked out,” Friedman said. “You saw them not believing it. We found out they wanted something more honest. The manufactured reality felt phony to them.” After all, how many BFFs can you really have, even if you’re Paris? A couple of years ago MTV Networks acquired rights to a short reality series, “World’s Strictest Parents,” and it was put on the CMT network. MTV decided to run a few episodes, too, and was surprised at how many people watched. At the same time, MTV’s head of reality programming had seen statistics about a rise in teen pregnancies and the series “16 and Pregnant” was born in spring 2009. “Jersey Shore” began in a completely different form, as a pilot of a competition series for VH1. It was retooled into what now exists and MTV knew just by the way people were talking about promotions for the new series that it had a potential hit.

“When you get a little bit scared,” Toffler said, “you know something might work.” “Real World,” a series that has been on MTV for two decades and had grown a little tired, suddenly found its feet again commercially and creatively. A Washingtonbased season proved stale, and moving to Las Vegas for another edition increased the personal drama and fun. (Season 12 of the series, in 2002, also took place in Las Vegas and was one of the show’s highest-rated seasons.) MTV viewers are interested in the rites of passage — such as young people moving into their first apartments and getting jobs in “Real World” — that are relatable yet more entertaining than their own lives, Friedman said. “We’re looking for the lives of our audience amplified,” he said. Another key moment for MTV was the Video Music Awards incident in 2009 when Kanye West questioned Taylor Swift’s award-worthiness onstage, an episode that exploded through social media. Toffler said MTV had been grappling with how to deal with social media, and came to see it through West’s outburst as a means rather than an end: Social media can be a boon to the company if it has the content people want to talk about. Blessed with success, MTV is looking to spread the “Jersey Shore” franchise with two spinoffs. In one, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley buy a new house together; the other focuses on what disc jockey Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio’s life is like.

Today’s celebrity birthdays Actor Kevin Conway (“Gods and Generals”) is 69. Singer Gary Brooker of Procol Harum is 66. Singer Rebbie Jackson is 61. Composer Danny Elfman is 58. Bassist Michael Porcaro of Toto is 56. Singer LaToya Jackson is 55. Actor Ted Levine (“Monk,” “The Silence of the Lambs”) is 54. Actress Annette Bening is 53. Actor Rupert Everett is 52. Singer Melissa Etheridge is 50. Actress Lisa Whelchel is 48. Singer Jayski McGowan of Quad City DJ’s is 44. Guitarist Noel Gallagher of Oasis is 44. Guitarist Chan Kinchla of Blues Traveler is 42. Guitarist Mark Lee of Third Day is 38. Cartoonist Aaron McGruder (“Boondocks”) is 37. Singer Melanie Brown (“Scary Spice”) of the Spice Girls is 36. Rapper Playa Poncho is 36. Actor Brandon Mychal Smith (“Sonny With a Chance”) is 12.

U2 guitarist’s development proposal runs afoul of planners LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials for the state agency that oversees coastal development has for a second time recommended denying a controversial development proposal led by U2 guitarist The Edge for a cluster of mansions overlooking Malibu. California Coastal Commission staff on Friday recommended that the board reject the project’s application at its June meeting. In February, officials made the same recommendation before the item was pulled from the agenda at the request of the musician and his partners. At the time, project manager Jim Vanden Berg expressed surprise but said he believed they could work with staff to “clarify misunderstandings.” The proposal involving the musician, whose real name is David Evans, includes five multilevel homes ranging from 7,220 to 12,785 square feet to be built on 156 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains. Project designers have said the homes will be Gold LEED Certified and the guitarist has said the mansions will be some of the most environmentally sensitive in the world. Opponents of the project, including the National Park Service, however, have argued that the project will have considerable biological and visual impacts in such sensitive habitat. The musician and his partners recently appeased the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, which had opposed the project on these

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WEATHER UNDERGROUND’S NATIONAL WEATHER Unseasonably cold and wet weather will continue in the West on Sunday due to a strong storm that will move through the area. In addition to light to moderate rain that will fall from Northern California through the Northern Rockies, some snow will also fall in the higher elevations. This will be very late season snow after what was already a wet Winter. This excess precipitation will not be good news for areas of the Intermountain West that are already experiencing flooding. In the East, a long front will move through the Central Plains and Upper Midwest, providing another day of showers and some thunderstorms. Some of these thunderstorms will have the capability of producing strong winds and large hail, but any severe weather will not be to the extent of what we saw for much of last week. The Northeast will also experience showers, but this precipitation should be limited to northern New England. A high pressure system along the eastern seaboard will keep the Southeast dry, while windy conditions in the Southwest will prompt fire weather concerns in that area. The Northeast will rise into the 70s, while the Southeast will see temperatures in the 80s and 90s. The Southern Plains will rise into the 90s and 100s, while the Northwest will see temperatures in the 60s.

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INSIGHT

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SUNDAY May 29, 2011

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Chris Verner, Editorial Page Editor, 704-797-4262 cverner@salisburypost.com

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Republican hopefuls feel the heat on climate Most now disavow need for action BY DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press

ASHINGTON — For Republican presidential contenders who once supported combatting global warming, the race is heating up. Faced with an activist right wing that questions the science linking pollution to changes in the Earth’s climate and also disdains big government, most of the GOP contenders have stepped back from their previous positions on global warming. Some have apologized outright for past support of proposals to reduce heat-trapping pollution. And those who haven’t fully recanted are under pressure to do so. The latest sign of that pressure came Thursday when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he was pulling his state out of a regional agreement to reduce greenhouse gases, saying it won’t work. While Christie, a rising GOP star, has said CHRISTIE he won’t run for his party’s presidential nomination, some in the party continue to recruit him. “Republican presidential hopefuls can believe in man-made global warming as long as they never talk about it, and oppose all the socalled solutions,” said Marc Morano, a former aide to Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, one of the most vocal climate skeptics in Congress. Morano now runs a website called Climate Depot where he attacks anyone who buys into the scientific consensus on climate change. Enemy No. 1 for Morano these days is Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker who in 2008 shared a couch with then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a TV ad backed by climate change guru Al Gore. In it Gingrich says, “We do agree that our country must take action on climate change.” Since that appearance, Gingrich, who once ran an environmental studies program at a Georgia college, has called for the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency. He’s also spoken out against a Democratic bill that passed the House in 2009 that would have limited emissions of greenGINGRICH house gases and created a market for pollution permits to be bought and sold. But that hasn’t been enough to satisfy conservative critics. Gingrich, who in 2007 told The New York Times that it was conceivable human beings were playing a role in global warming, went further in a recent interview when he said he doubted there was a connection between climate change and the burning of fossil fuels. “The planet used to be dramatically warmer when we had dinosaurs and no people,” Gingrich told The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph last week. “To the best of my knowledge the dinosaurs weren’t driving cars.” Where Gingrich has waffled, other GOP contenders have conceded on the issue of climate. Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and Jon Huntsman potentially come into the race with even more climate baggage, since all three supported as governors regional “cap-andtrade” programs to reduce greenhouse gas pollution. All have since abandoned that stance. “Everybody is instantly suspect about these guys,” said Mike McKenna, a Republican strategist working with GOP leaders in Con-

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ASSOCIATED PRESS

As Labor Day weekend kicks off the vacation season, some worry rising gasoline prices will put a damper on America’s travel plans.

Pump prices add up Many factors contribute to changes in fuel costs BY ISAAC WOLF Scripps Howard News Service

ASHINGTON — As Americans embark on the Memorial Day weekend and the busy driving season it ushers in, gas prices — already exceeding $4 a gallon in much of the country — threaten to thwart vacation plans and slow the economic recovery. Gas prices typically climb by about 5 percent in summer, and they’ve already risen steeply this year. From Jan. 3 through May 16, the tab for a gallon of regular unleaded rose from $3.07 to $3.96 — a 29 percent jump. During the same period last year, it went up about 7 percent. High crude-oil costs are being driven in large measure by Mideast turmoil and unprecedented worldwide demand, led by countries such as China and India. But other factors — including market speculation, refining margins and rising corn ethanol prices States consider — add to the higher gasoline pump price, taxes, 4D some market observers say. Tracing oil from the ground to the gas pump reveals how these costs add up. High prices correspond with record oil consumption. Worldwide use of crude oil and liquid fuels grew by 2.3 million barrels a day in 2010, reaching a record 86.7 million barrels a day, the federal Energy Information Agency reported. The agency predicted consumption would continue growing — by 1.5 million barrels a day this year and by an additional 1.6 million barrels a day in 2012. There are some signs the price may have already peaked: The price of a barrel of crude oil dropped from $103 on May 10 to $96 dollars May 17, the EIA reported. It was $70 a year ago. One key influence on the price motorists pay is the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The cartel of 12 oil-rich countries produces about 42 percent of the world's oil, its website

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says. If OPEC countries “were all investing full-out in production capacity ... the price would be lower,” said Mark Cooper, research director for the Consumer Federation of America, a group of nonprofit consumer organizations. But, Cooper said, OPEC sets gasoline export levels artificially low. Restricting the supply pushes up pump prices by as much as 80 cents a gallon. Another factor is simple economics, some say. International demand, coupled with production, determines the market price of crude oil, said John Felmy, chief economist at the American Petroleum Institute, a trade group representing oil producers, refiners and transporters. Others think that market manipulators drive up the cost of crude oil. “There’s no shortage of crude. There’s an excess of speculation,” Cooper said. He said speculators create huge fluctuations in crude prices

— and collect about 20 cents of every dollar spent on gasoline. Among the biggest beneficiaries of higher prices are gas companies that extract oil from beneath the Earth’s surface. Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest publicly traded oil company, reported April 28 that its firstquarter earnings rose 69 percent over the same period a year earlier, from $6.3 billion in 2010 to $10.7 billion in 2011. Earnings for Chevron, America’s secondlargest oil company, jumped 36 percent, from $4.6 billion in the first quarter of 2010 to $6.2 billion during the same period in 2011. Following the 2008 gas price spike — when prices peaked in mid-July at $4.11 for a gallon of regular unleaded — Congress tasked the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission with tightening rules on speculation. The concern was that market investors were betting on, and driving up, the price. On Jan. 26, the commission published a proposal to curb speculation; it has received thousands of comment letters from the pub-

lic, politicians and trade groups. It’s unclear when the agency will publish final rules — or what they’ll look like. The U.S. Department of Justice announced in April it would investigate whether manipulators were driving up the price of oil. And in May, the Democrat-led Senate introduced legislation — unlikely to become law — to remove billions of dollars in subsidies to gas companies. Once crude oil has been extracted and purchased on an international market, it’s refined. Refineries worldwide — including those in the U.S., concentrated in the Gulf Coast — heat, clean and separate the oil into fuels, including gasoline and diesel. Refiners’ earnings have shot up in recent months — from 12.6 cents a gallon in November to 46.6 cents in March, the energy agency reported. Felmy said refiners typically earn about 20 cents for every gallon they process. Refiners and others can lose money, too, when plunging prices require them to sell gas for less than the crude oil they bought. In November 2008, after the price of gas crashed, refiners lost eight cents a gallon. Adding to the pump price is corn ethanol, an alcohol mixed with gas to create a cleaner, “green” fuel. It can account for up to 10 percent of some gasoline blends. From January to May 12, prices for ethanol futures rose 4.8 percent, to $2.49 a gallon, the financial news service Bloomberg reported. American cars’ consumption of ethanol is likely to grow. The federal Environmental Protection Agency announced in January that it has raised the ethanol cap to 15 percent of a gasoline blend. States in the corngrowing Midwest are most likely to be the first to adopt the higher ethanol limit, predicts Troy Green, spokesman for the AAA motor club. There’s also growing concern that diverting cropland from food to fuel production is contributing

“There’s no shortage of crude. There’s an excess of speculation.” MARK COOPER Research director, Consumer Federation of America

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OPINION

2F • SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011

Some guys just have all the luck

Salisbury Post K “The truth shall make you free” GREGORY M. ANDERSON Publisher 704-797-4201 ganderson@salisburypost.com

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SCAMMERS ABOUND

Don’t bite on the bait tate and local law enforcement agencies put a lot of effort into protecting the public against scams. They routinely send out alerts and warnings to newspapers and other media in an effort to arm people with information that can keep them from losing hundreds or thousands of dollars to schemes ranging from bogus home repairs to e-mail imposters claiming they’re a friend in distress. Yet, despite all those warnings, hundreds of thousands of people fall victim each year. And many of them are here in Rowan County, as reporter Shelley Smith explains in a package of stories in today’s Post. The information in Smith’s series is relevant for everyone, but especially for senior citizens and those who help manage their affairs. While some scams take the scatter-shot approach, sending out mass emails in hopes of a random response or two, others specifically target elderly homeowners who may be easily intimidated into withdrawing money from their nest egg, or signing up for unnecessary or outrageously expensive repairs. For an idea of the problem’s extent, consider these numbers from the Consumer Sentinel Network, a federal clearinghouse that tracks scams, frauds and other consumer complaints: • Fraud complaints continue to grow. CSN logged more than 725,000 last year, representing a loss of $1.7 billion. The cases ran the gamut from bogus sweepstakes and counterfeit checks to unscrupulous debt collection practices. Experts say the numbers understate the problem because many victims are reluctant to reveal they’ve been bilked. • The explosion of electronic media has given crooks new opportunities. Email is the No. 1 way that scammers communicate with potential victims, and a wire transfer of funds is their preferred way of looting someone’s account. • “Impostor fraud” is the fastest-growing scam, popping up across the country. It affected more than 60,000 people in 2010, up from five cases in 2008. Thieves claim to be a friend stranded overseas or a relative who needs emergency help, or they may present themselves as a bill collector of government agency like the IRS. Along with email, they use Facebook messages and phone calls to get people to drop their guard and hand over money or account numbers. Knowledge and a skeptical attitude are your best defenses. As quickly as investigators expose one scam, criminals and hucksters are developing new ways to separate trusting people from their hardearned cash. Scams persist and proliferate because they’re sometimes successful. Stay informed, remain vigilant and contact authorities if you suspect a scammer is trying to make you their next victim.

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Common sense

(Or uncommon wisdom, as the case may be)

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world. — Thomas Carlyle

Moderately Confused

SALISBURY POST

yle Busch is one lucky dude. I wonder if the unfathomable depth of his good fortune has yet penetrated his thick, young skull. Busch, who was cited last week for driving 128 mph on a public road near Troutman, won’t be spending the weekend in jail. Instead, he’ll be driving today in the CocaCola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He might even end up in the CHRIS winner’s circle. VERNER But that isn’t why he’s lucky. At 26, he’s a NASCAR superstar who lives a fantasy lifestyle and makes millions of dollars from his driving and endorsements. But that isn’t why he’s lucky, either. For Busch to fully grasp how fate has smiled upon him, he’d need to have a short conversation with another young race driver named Rob Moroso. It would only take a few trackside moments for Moroso to set Busch straight. Unfortunately, that conversation will never occur because Rob Moroso is dead. Moroso was a rising NASCAR star when the light winked out on an October night in 1990. He and a young China Grove woman named

Tammy Williams died in a head-on collision on N.C. 150, just west of Mooresville — not all that far from where Busch was pulled over by a cop. My colleague Mark Wineka steered me toward Moroso’s story (which Wineka covered). The Post’s archives contain a thick envelope of articles describing the accident and the ways in which it wrecked two families and cast a pall on stock-car racing. Like Busch, Moroso was a highly talented driver. At the time, Humpy Wheeler said the Connecticut native “unquestionably displayed the talents that would have made him a superstar in Winston Cup racing.” He was considered a lock to win Winston Cup Rookie of the Year honors in 1990, an accolade accorded Busch a few years ago. The Sunday night the accident occurred, Moroso had competed in the Holly Farms 400 in North Wilkesboro. He was driving home to Terrell, his girlfriend a passenger in the Oldsmobile Cutlass, when he veered across the center line on a curve and slammed into the oncoming Toyota Celica driven by Tammy Williams. “Apparently he was traveling at a high rate of speed,” Trooper Roger Smith told the Post. “He lost control, went sideways and evidently he couldn’t correct it.” Tammy Williams was 27 and the mother of two young children. Fortunately, they

weren’t in the car at the time. According to the accident investigation, Moroso was traveling faster than 75 mph when he lost control of the Olds. Excessive speed wasn’t the only factor. Earlier, he’d stopped at a restaurant and consumed enough beer to have a blood alcohol level of .22 — twice the legal limit. It also emerged that Moroso had a string of earlier infractions and was driving the latemodel Cutlass — provided by BUSCH General Motors, his primary sponsor — because he had totaled his previous car. The tragedy continued to play out for months, with Williams’ family suing Moroso Racing, General Motors Corp., Woody’s Restaurant and Moroso’s estate. Eventually, the suits were settled out of court. When the litigation was finally over, Tammy Williams’ mother expressed relief as well as the void nothing would ever fill. “What’s money?” she said. “It can be spent. It can’t replace a human being. We have still got to live with the fact that Tammy is gone.” There’s no indication Busch was drinking, and you might argue that clocking 128 sober is still safer than 75 under the influence. That’s like arguing

that playing Russian roulette with a .22 revolver is less hazardous than doing it with a .357 Magnum. You also could argue that, with his finely honed reactions and experience guiding highspeed projectiles, Busch wasn’t tempting fate but was merely exploring the potentials of an exotic sports car, and things got out of hand. In his oft-repeated apology, he says he made an error “in judgment,” like taking two tires during a pit stop when you needed four or going high on the banking when you should have stayed low. Fate isn’t a matter of judgment, experience or competitive instinct. It’s a collision of circumstances beyond our ken. Fate is the deer or the dog bolting out of the woods and into your lane. Fate is the kid on the bike, lost in his own fantasy world as zooms down the driveway. Fate is two cars converging on the same unyielding space, at the same unforgiving moment. Fate is utterly indifferent to your driving skills, your fan base or the glittering hardware in your trophy room. Some days, we’re lucky in life because of what happens to us. Other days, we’re lucky because of what doesn’t. • • • Chris Verner is editorial page editor of the Salisbury Post. Contact him at cverner@salisbury post.com or 704797-4262.

Mook’s Place/Mark Brincefield

An eventful year for Rowan-Salisbury schools T

he 2010-2011 school year will come to an end next week as our graduates walk across the stage to receive the key to their future, a diploma. It has certainly been an exciting and productive year in spite of the economic climate. Even with these challenges, our school system experienced many accomplishments this past year, such as: • Developing and impleJUDY menting a new GRISSOM two-year District Improvement Plan. • Developing new School Improvement Plans for all 35 schools aligned with the District Improvement Plan. • 31 of our 35 schools meeting expected or high growth on the ABC accountability model (an increase from 26 out of 35 schools the previous year – this year’s results will not be available until later this summer) • Seven schools receiving the designation as Schools of Distinction (an increase from two schools the previous year); There were no Low Performing Schools. • Increasing the graduation rate to 73 percent (from 66.2 percent previously); all high schools showed improvement. • Exiting of eight schools from Title I School Improve-

ment. • Meeting all Title III (English as a Second Language) annual measurable objectives (first time ever!). • Reducing the number of suspensions and disciplinary offenses. • Hosting numerous site visits from teachers and administrators from across the country to see technology being utilized in our classrooms. • Completing the digitizing of records. • Completing training modules on formative assessment. • Developing comprehensive professional development plans for early release days. • Receiving funds from the Department of Public Instruction for two schools to participate in reading diagnostic assessment using PDAs. • Developing a comprehensive Detailed Scope of Work to receive Race to the Top funds • Expanding the 21st Century Model Classroom Teacher Project to all 35 schools • Expanding the iPod Touch project to all students in the seventh and eighth grades at North Rowan Middle and the fifth and sixth grades at Knox Middle schools • Expanding the number of interactive boards from 32 several years ago to 992. • Wiring several activity buses to accommodate the use of technology tools. • Providing training in literacy (Reading Foundations) to

300 teachers. • Sending two teachers from Carson High School to visit the partner school in China (funded by the Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation, Inc.). • Expanding the partnership between China and Carson High School with the addition of Mandarin Chinese and Chinese cultures taught by a teacher from China. • Receiving a $950,000 grant to extend science training and hands-on science equipment in our classrooms. • Receiving an excellent financial audit report. • Expanding the Rowan County Early College to grades 9 through 12. • Receiving $2.1 million dollars to improve Henderson Independent Alternative Program. • Participating in the state’s Math Partners Grant. • Implementing the new teacher evaluation process • Providing audio coverage of School Board meetings and posting online. • Posting financial information on the school district website. • Recognizing our students and staff members for awards, honors, and customer service. • Achieving several athletic state championships. • Achieving state recognition for our annual report by the North Carolina School Public Relations Association.

• Achieving national recognition by Apple Computer as an Apple exemplary program • Providing numerous professional development opportunities throughout the school year. • Achieving national recognition in Education Executive Magazine. • Expanding faith-based partnerships from 44 to 54 churches • Recognizing 15 schools with the Energy Star certification from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. • Expanding the number of fresh fruit and vegetable grants to include 10 elementary schools • Showcasing technology with the community event “Technology Matters – What’s Right With Public Schools.” The list could go on and on! The Rowan-Salisbury School System continues to be a great school system that is only getting better each year. We are facing even more challenges next year with a devastating budget and economic outlook. However, I have no doubt that the wonderful employees in our school system will continue to do their very best each and every day for our students to be successful. Until fall ... • • • Dr. Judy S. Grissom is superintendent for the Rowan-Salisbury School System.


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SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011 • 3D

OTHER OPINIONS

Women soldiers are still losing the battle omen warriors battling in Afghanistan and Iraq will remain second-class citizens, owing to action in the House of Representatives this week. Though a commission appointed by Congress recommended lifting the official ban on women in combat, a proposal to do that in this year’s defense bill failed. The vote shortchanges women trying to climb the ranks of military brass and flies in the face of war-zone reCOKIE & ality. STEVE ROBERTS “I’d be hardpressed to say that any woman who serves in Afghanistan today or who’s served in Iraq over the last few years did so without facing the same risk as their male counterparts.” That’s the reality for the more than 260,000 women deployed in America’s two wars over the past 10 years, according to Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. But a 1994 ban on female as-

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signments to units “whose primary mission is to engage in direct combat on the ground” prevents many military women from moving up the promotion ladder — which relies on combat success — while doing nothing to protect their safety. “In Iraq, the way the war is, anywhere you are is the front lines,” Marine Mary Carnes told NPR at the height of that conflict. Experiences like hers prompted Congress in 2009 to create the commission to study women and minorities in the military. In March, when the commission recommended lifting the restriction on combat duty, it cited the ban as one of the reasons there are so few high-ranking female officers. But resistance to change runs hard, especially in the ranks of some retired military who can’t fathom women going “nose-tonose with the bad guys, living in the mud, eating what’s on your back, no hygiene and no TV,” as retired Marine Lt. Gen. Frank Petersen described it when a panel of military women appeared before the commission. “How many of you would volunteer to live like that?”

“The fact that women can’t be in combat arms jobs allows us to be portrayed as less than fully soldiers.” ARMY SGT. KAYLA WILLIAMS Served with unit in Iraq

“I have lived like that,” shot back Tammy Duckworth, who lost both of her legs in Iraq. Now No. 2 at Veterans Affairs, Duckworth insisted, “I’ve lived out there with the guys, and I would do it. It’s about the job.” Lots of military women have now lived like that, doing the job. No one claims it’s easy. When Army Sgt. Kayla Williams recounted to NPR her six months as the only woman with a unit on a mountainside in Iraq, she admitted her buddies sometimes crossed the line from friendly teasing to harassment. But she thinks the official restrictions contributed to a sense that she was fair game. If women aren’t equals, she argues, men

are less likely to respect them: “The fact that women can’t be in combat arms jobs allows us to be portrayed as less than fully soldiers.” Most of the canards against lifting the combat ban are downright insulting, given the heroics of many female fighters. The stereotypes — women aren’t tough enough, they will distract the men and destroy unit cohesion — have been proven false over and over. But to us here’s the most insulting argument: The country will sour on war if women are killed. That’s an insult to the 137 women who have lost their lives in the war zones, and it’s even more of an insult to the more than 5,000 men who have died. It implies that Americans care more about their daughters than their sons — that we will tolerate war as long as it’s men in those body bags but will turn against it when women are its victims. That reasoning would horrify any parent who has lost a son. But we’re likely to hear it again when Congress eventually does take up legislation to carry out the commission’s recommen-

dations sanctioning what women are already doing — fighting and dying in battle zones. And even if a bill officially allowing women in combat passes, the Defense Department will have final say on when to implement it. Because the Pentagon is already dealing with what the spokesman calls a “significant cultural change” by lifting the “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule dealing with gays in the military, there’s no appetite for tackling another tricky issue right now. So one more generation of military women will leave their families, head into dangerous territory, some will die, and many will be injured — that we know. We also know that they won’t receive the promotions they deserve or achieve positions of leadership because of a piece of paper that tells them they may not serve in combat even as bombs burst all around them. • • • Steve and Cokie’s new book, “Our Haggadah” (HarperCollins), was published this spring. Steve and Cokie Roberts can be contacted by email at stevecokie@gmail.com.

Let’s all hoist a glass to Guinness ... or not hile a cheering sight, the pictures of President Barack Obama having a pint of Guinness in an Irish pub on Monday left me feeling sorry for myself as a member of a hitherto unidentified group of societal victims. I consider Guinness to be the very nectar of the Irish gods. What sane adult wouldn’t want a Guinness? If not the liquid soul of Ireland, the black beverage crowned with creamy foam is at least a goodly lubricant of all the poetry, humor and spirituality of the Irish people. I have heard that Guinness makes a fine lunch, too — REG probably better HENRY than my usual salad, which lacks a frothy head, as much as I shake the balsamic dressing bottle. To see Mr. Obama knock back his Guinness in four slurps, well, it was one of those moments that made me proud to be an American. One of you conservative fellahs is going to say that he needed a Teleprompter to do the slurping but nothing spoils the moment for me. Why, I feel like going down to the nearest Irish pub to recreate the scene. There’s just one little problem. I don’t like the taste of Guinness. I just like the idea of Guinness. That is the special sorrow for people like me. I expect that millions of us are out here suffering silently. We have been pressured by society into liking certain cultural icons we don’t actually like. As this syndrome has never been described before, it falls to me to name it — Wish We Did Syndrome. I know the WWDS sounds like the call sign of a country music station, but our hearts have been cruelly broken, too. Every WWDS sufferer will have his or her list of things that they would really like to like but don’t. Being a vintage journalist, I am also ashamed of not liking Scotch whisky. A fine single malt whisky is said to be a glorious thing that opens up the heavens so that choirs of kilted angels sing for the drinker. Not for me, they don’t. Scotch tastes like cough mixture to me, although apparently it is good for coughs — also porridge poisoning, damp knees and sporran chafing. Still, I would like nothing better than to sit back in a dimly lit club

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WASHINGTON POST

Author Charles Fisherman carried water at a village in India in 2009 as part of his research for ‘Thirsty World.’

The wonder of water Book submerges us in fascinating subject EW YORK — In a slender essay titled “Here Is New York,” E.B. White wrote about the implausibility of the great city, mentioning among other things the millions of gallons of water needed each day just so people could brush their teeth. That was in 1948. Since then, the implausibility factor has increased thousands-fold — or at least an awful lot — a fact among many that prompted Charles Fishman to expand White’s thought in his new book, “The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water.” KATHLEEN If you read it — PARKER and you should — you will be very thirsty. And you will never flush again with the same nonchalance. Somewhere between implausible and insane lies this little fact: The main way Americans use water at home is flushing the toilet. That is, 18.5 gallons per day per person. And the water is as pure as the drinking water that runs from our taps. Translation: 5.7 billion gallons of clean drinking water down the toilet each day. Such numerical musings are plentiful in Fishman’s deliciously fun book. He has a way with numbers, making the inconceivable accessible. Example: The total water on the surface of the earth makes up 0.025 percent of the mass of the planet. Or, “If Earth were the size of a Honda Odyssey minivan, the amount of water on the planet would be in a single, half-liter bottle of Poland Spring in one of the van’s 13 cup holders.” You don’t say. Busting water myths is one of many tools in Fishman’s tackle

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box. His larger purpose is to create an understanding of humanity's relationship to water in hopes of diverting a water crisis that is, in fact, upon us. But “crisis” it need not be. From Fishman’s perch as he studies waterfalls created both by God and by man (not to mention families of sharks in the Las Vegas desert), water is plentiful but unappreciated and mismanaged.

Almost all water problems are local and solvable and are really people problems, not water problems. Another factoid to whet your thirst: Water cannot be destroyed. In fact, every molecule of water on the planet has been here since the beginning, or about 4.4 billion years. The water you drink from a Dasani bottle very likely passed through the kidney of a dinosaur. Here’s the really great news: You can always clean water up to make it drinkable; you can’t use it up. Almost all water problems are local and solvable and are really people problems, not water problems. And unlike other crises — economic, climate, health — solutions are at hand and affordable. Americans spend $21 billion a year on bottled water compared to $29 billion maintaining and improving water infrastructure. Add to your calculation the following: The U.S. loses 7 billion gallons of drinking water a day through leaking mains. Fishman’s immersion in water world was so exhaustive he even toted pails of water on his head with village girls in Jargali, In-

dia, just to see what it was like. Investigative journalism is rarely as entertaining as it is informative, but Fishman manages both feats. At times rhapsodic in his descriptions of the world’s truest natural wonder, he is ultimately optimistic despite his pronouncement that the Golden Age of water, free and abundant, is over. Many nations and even some U.S. cities and towns already suffer water shortages. Forty percent of the world either doesn't have good access or has to walk to get water. Each year, 1.8 million children die from lack of water or from tainted water. By 2050, the world’s population will have increased by 2.4 billion people. And, as Fishman notes, “They will be thirsty.” Fishman described his optimism in an interview: “From the poorest neighborhoods of Delhi, where people make $1 a day, to the most advanced IBM factories, people are solving their water problems. They are grabbing hold and saying, we can figure this out. And they are.” Already cities such as Las Vegas have found ways to conserve water through innovation and cooperation. Golf courses have removed large swaths of grass; mega-laundromats that wash thousands of hotel sheets daily have created technologies to clean and reuse water. All fun aside, the purpose of Fishman’s journeys — to Australia and India, to an IBM factory in Vermont and the largest soup factory in the world in Ohio — was to see water clearly and get us to see it clearly. To that end, "The Big Thirst" is more than a drop in the bucket. • • • Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@washpost.com.

with a glass of scotch or Guinness in hand, listening to really good jazz. This is America’s authentic art form, a vibrant strand plucked from the nation’s rich cultural tapestry. You guessed it. I don’t like jazz either. I know jazz is wonderful, but to me it sounds like forgetful musicians trying to find their way back to the tune after several glasses of scotch. At least it doesn’t move me to dancing, which, being rhythm-challenged, I don’t like doing. Sure, I would like to be a good dancer, with women marveling at my moves, but I couldn’t dance if my pants were on fire. Women are left to marvel at my inertia. With the rug safe from me cutting it up, I would like to be a bird watcher, traversing forest and field with binoculars on the trail of the tufted titmouse or the common loon, the only bird known to nest in radio talk show studios. The sheer eccentricity of the pastime appeals to me, yet once again the reality is not so appealing. You watch the bird. The bird watches you. That’s it. Time to go home for an acceptable drink. One note of hope for WWDS sufferers: Tastes do change. For years, I wanted to like lasagna but didn’t. There is social pressure to like lasagna because it is a food often volunteered for potluck dinners. I am sure someone will helpfully bring a lasagna to a Memorial Day picnic near you. Lasagna is cheap and feeds lots of people. But it seemed to me a primitive food on the evolutionary tree of pasta, not yet one thing or the other, neither strands of spaghetti nor pieces of penne. I just didn’t like its sprawling, saucy attitude. I got over my distaste eventually, although even today I don’t clap my hands in glee and shout “lasagna, lasagna” when the casserole dish arrives. It’s time for WWDS sufferers to come out of the shadows and form a support group. Why, there is probably some poor unfortunate in Pittsburgh who wants to like football or hockey, but doesn’t, and is crying out for sympathy and understanding. Unfortunately, nothing can be done in such extreme cases of deviancy, but for everybody else help is at hand. Of course, it may require a field trip to Ireland, where the Guinness is said to taste better. I know a fellow named O’Henry who would like to lead it. • • • Reg Henry is an editorial writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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GOP FROM 1D gress who want to prevent the EPA from taking steps to curb global warming. And it’s not because the candidates once thought global warming was legitimate, McKenna says. “That just makes people question their judgment. It’s that they all bought into a big government program. That makes people question their character.” It’s a marked turnaround for a party that just three years ago nominated Republican Sen. John McCain, who long has supported cap and trade to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and who campaigned on the issue even though it put him on the same side as his opponent, Barack ObaMCCAIN ma. In fact, the whole idea of a market to trade pollution credits came from the Republican Party. It emerged in the late 1980s under the administration of President George H.W. Bush as a free-market solution to the power plant pollution that was causing acid rain. It passed Congress nearly unanimously in 1990 as a way to control emissions of sulfur dioxide. But now it has become synonymous with partisanship and political risk. Legislation to use the pollution credits approach to curb global warming passed the Democratic-controlled House in 2009, with the support of Obama. It died in the Senate after Republicans labeled it a “cap-and-tax” plan that would raise energy prices and after House Democrats who voted for it were attacked at town hall meetings back home. Many of those Democrats lost their seats in last November’s elections and with the House now under Republican control, Obama has said he no longer would pursue it. The current field of Republican presidential hopefuls is working to shed what McCain’s former environmental adviser calls the “toxic political veneer” of that policy. The biggest reversal has come from Pawlenty, who a year PAWLENTY after signing a law in Minnesota to cut greenhouse gas emissions was featured in a radio ad for the Environmental Defense Action Fund. Joined by then-Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, now a member of Obama’s Cabinet, Pawlenty called on Congress to limit the pollution blamed for global warming. “If we act now,” he said in the spot, “we can create thousands of new jobs in clean energy industries before our overseas competitors beat us to it.” Two years later, he wrote Congress opposing the Democratic bill, saying it was “overly bureaucratic, misguided and would be very burdensome on our economy.” In a South Carolina debate earlier this month, he apologized altogether for his climate past, calling it a clunker in his record. “I don’t duck it, bob it, weave it, try to explain it away,” he said. “I’m just telling you, I made a mistake.” Huntsman doesn’t go as far. Obama’s former ambassador to China, the country that releases more greenhouse gas pollution than any other, tells Time magazine in an interview to be published this week that it’s the timing that’s off. As governor of Utah, he appeared in a 2007 ad for an

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environmental advocacy group in which he said, “Now it’s time for Congress to act by capping greenhouse gas pollution.” He also signed an agreement with seven other Western states and four Canadian provinces to reduce greenhouse gases. Since then, other states have pulled their support. HUNTSMAN “Much of this discussion happened before the bottom fell out of the economy, and until it comes back, this isn’t the moment,” he says now. When asked whether he believes the climate is changing, he acknowledges the scientific consensus. “All I know is 90 percent of the scientists say climate change is occurring,” he says. “If 90 percent of the oncological community said something was causing cancer, we’d listen to them.” Romney changed his mind less recently. As Massachusetts governor in 2005, he initially supported a regional pollution-reduction market, saying it would spur jobs and the economy. Weeks later, he refused to sign the pact when the other states would not agree to cap the price for pollution permits. If anyone has a clean PALIN record on climate change in the potential GOP field, it’s former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. While Palin set up a sub-Cabinet office to map out the state’s response to global warming as governor, and sought federal dollars to help coastal communities threatened by erosion, she has been steadfast in saying human beings are not responsible for climate change and that proposals to limit pollution threaten the economy. Not all Republicans are happy with the trajectory the party is on when it comes to global warming. Former New York Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, a 27year veteran of Congress who was known a staunch protector of the environment, said he has “never been so disappointed all my life in the pretenders to the throne from my party.” “Not one of them is being forthright in dealing with climate science,” he said in an interview. “They are either trying to finesse it, or change previous positions to accommodate the far right. They are denying something that is as plain as the nose on your face.”

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States weigh gas-tax increases BY ISAAC WOLF Scripps Howard News Service

our pick: potholed roads or pricier petroleum. Especially in states that have not raised gasoline taxes in years, these revenues — typically spent on transportation — have dwindled. At the same time, inflation has cut into their purchasing power. So, even as gasoline prices flirt with the $4.11 per gallon record set in July 2008, a handful of cash-strapped states are taking a look at raising gas taxes. So far this year, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland and Nebraska introduced legislation hiking their gas taxes and Arkansas might boost its diesel fuel tax, according to data compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Tax Foundation. Conversely, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming already have shot down proposed increases this year, NCSL records show. In July, Minnesota plans to begin testing technology that might enable shifting tax collection from gasoline sales to miles driven, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported April 19. The federal government has not raised the national gas tax of 18.4 cents since 1993, said Ian Parry, senior fellow at Resources for the Future, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group applying economics to environmental studies. Because the federal tax hasn’t kept up with inflation, the revenue created for federal transportation projects is “being eroded over time,” Parry said. Taxes, the third largest component of gas prices, play a major role in how much consumers pay at the pump. They also help explain wide price variances among states. In California, motorists pay 47.7 cents per gallon in taxes — the nation's highest rate, according to the American Petroleum Institute, which represents gas companies. Alaska has the lowest tax, charging 8.0 cents a gallon. In North Carolina, the excisetax is currently 32.5 cents per gallon and is adjusted semiannually. (The state also collects a .25 cent per gallon inspection fee.) Alaska subsidizes its public trans-

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N.C. is ranked No. 13 at 32.8 cents (this includes additional .25 cent inspection fee).

Taxes, the third largest component of gas prices, play a major role in how much consumers pay at the pump. portation by taxing oil companies that drill there, said Mark Cooper, research director at the Consumer Federation of America, an advocacy group. Some state budgets actually benefit from high gas prices. Those that impose a gas sales tax make more

Gas stations often wrongly get blamed for price hikes, said Jeff Lenard, spokesman for the group, based in Alexandria, Va. “The sign says major oil company, but the ownership (record) says otherwise,” Lenard said. Retailers get marketing support to “sell a brand of liquid. ... Nobody who goes inside the store and sees the Coke or Pepsi dispenser thinks the store is owned by Coke or Pepsi.” Retailers earn roughly 14 cents for every gallon of gas sold, NACS reports. Green, of AAA, says they could make more profit selling 12 ounces of coffee than 12 gallons of gas. “There’s more profit on anything inside the store than there is for gas,” Lenard agreed. As further evidence of low profit in retail gas sales, Lenard observed that most of the five major “integrated” oil companies — those that produce, refine and distribute gas — are getting out of the retail business. BP

money as the price goes up. (The typical gas tax, or “excise” tax, is a flat tax based on the volume of petroleum sold, not the price.) Indiana hits consumers with a 7 percent sales tax on top of the state’s 18-cents-a-gallon tax. It has collected an extra $202 million over the past year because of higher fuel prices, the Tax Foundation found. John Felmy, the petroleum institute’s chief economist, calls this kind of gas tax a “double whammy” because it hits consumers extra hard when gas prices are already up. On the flip side, states with gas sales taxes lose out on cash when prices fall. Other states imposing a sales tax on top of a gas tax include California (2.25 percent), Illinois (5 percent) and Michigan (6 percent), the Tax Foundation reports.

and Conoco Phillips already have, and ExxonMobil, with 540 stores, has announced its intent to do so. Chevron has 403 outlets and Shell has 23. Seasonal changes also affect price. To comply with the federal Clean Air Act, refiners have to switch to their summer blend formulas for many metropolitan markets on or around May 1 each year, Lenard said. To minimize smog that’s more prevalent in warm weather, “the fuels are more complex” — and more expensive to make. Even if crude prices don’t change, gas prices tend to climb about 5 percent in summer because more motorists are on the road, the federal energy agency reports. It could be a long, uncomfortable summer. • • • Contact Isaac Wolf of the Scripps Howard News Service at wolfi@shns.com.


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Local woman publishes book on salvation EdDee Foy has published a new book, “Things That Accompany Salvation,” through Derek Press in Cleveland, Tenn. In a press release, she asks, “Have you ever wondered how a few Christians have genuine joy all the time while other are continuously stressed and seldom smile? According to the Book of Hebrews, the difference is in the ‘Things that Accompany Salvation.’ The Lord does not call us to be ‘average.’ He calls us to spiritual maturity, overflowing fullness, and abounding in good works. God’s children are blessed in harmony of body, soul, and spirit.” EdDee and her husband, Charley, a retired pastor, live in Salisbury. She was a Bible teacher for more than 35 years. She is an associate instructor at Piedmont Bible School. She twice won the Virginia State Family Training Hour Director of the Year award. She has published songs with Tennessee Music and Printing Co. and is Christian education director at Sloan Lake in China Grove. She will sign books Saturday, June 4, at Country Christian Books and Gifts, 409 S. Salisbury Ave., Granite Quarry, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. She will also sign at Christian Supply Shoppe at 2009 S. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis, on June 11, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; and on July 15, at the Bible Bookstore in Salisbury, 314 S. Main St., from 6-9 p.m.

Writing classes and special events The Writers’ Workshop is offering classes for any level writer, which meet at Providence Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. Registration is in advance only, by mail or online at www.twwoa.org. For more information, contact writersw@gmail.com/828-254-8111. June 4: Fiction Workshop with Dale Neal Students will learn aspects of writing fiction for publication, and will engage in discussion and writing exercises during class. The instructor, Dale Neal, holds an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College. His first novel, “Cow Across America,” won the 2009 Novello Literary Award and was shortlisted for Foreword Novel of the Year. He is an editor and columnist at the Asheville CitizenTimes. Meets Saturday, 12-5 pm. June 4: Founder’s Day Potluck and Readings — Members and friends are invited to celebrate The Writers’ Workshop 26th year. Bring a dish to share, your books for sale, and something to read. Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance: writers@gmail.com/ 828-254-8111. June 30 Deadline: Hard Times Contest — Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should be previously unpublished, and should not exceed 5,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font). Multiple entries are accepted. Your name, address, email, phone and title of work should also appear on a cover sheet. Enclose a self-addressed, self-sealing stamped envelope for critique and list of winners, and the reading fee of $25 (or $20 for Workshop members) per entry. Please make check or money order payable to Writers’ Workshop, and send to: Hard Times Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, N.C. 28805.

Rowan bestsellers Literary Bookpost

1. It's Okay to Be the Boss, by Bruce Tulgan. 2. The Dry Grass of August, by Anna Jean Mayhew. 3. Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy, by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson. 4. Heaven Is for Real, by Todd Burpo. 5. Rip the Page!: Adventures in Creative Writing, by Karen Benke. 6. Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, by Alexander MCall Smith. 7. Diamonds and Mildew, by Marli Sieburger. 8. Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems, by Billy Collins. 9. Blind Your Ponies, by Stanley Gordon West. 10. Snowman, by Jo Nesbo.

IndieBound bestsellers Fiction 1. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks. 2. The Snowman, by Jo Nesbo. 3. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain. 4. The Tiger's Wife, by Téa Obreht. 5. Dead Reckoning, by Charlaine Harris. 6. She Walks in Beauty, Caroline Kennedy, editor. 7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson. 8. The Land of Painted Caves, by Jean M. Auel. 9. Sixkill, by Robert Parker. 10. The Pale King, by David Foster Wallace.

Nonfiction 1. In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson 2. Bossypants, by Tina Fey. 3. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. 4. Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base, by Annie Jacobsen. 5. Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me, by Chelsea Handler, et al. 6. The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry, by Jon Ronson. 7. Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? by Steven Tyler. 8. A Singular Woman, by Janny Scott. 9. The Social Animal, by David Brooks. 10. To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918, by Adam Hochschild.

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Fabulous facts about the things we love to hate “Wicked Bugs,” by Amy Stewart. Illustrated by Briony Morrow-Cribbs. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. 2011. 272 pp. $18.95. ALISBURY — First of all, let me say this ... Eeeeuuuuwwww! When “Wicked Bugs” arrived, I was almost afraid to stick my hand in the envelope once I saw the cover. DEIRDRE Had some PARKER SMITH clever marketing person dropped a plastic version of a wicked bug inside? Phew. No. Then I expected something to run out of it as I opened it — you know how some books are. Nope. Sigh of relief. I closed one eye while flipping through pages, yuck, yuck, yuck. But in black and white, no actual photos. Slight sigh. Knowing I had to review it, to go along with the review of “Wicked Plants,” I planned to only look at the book in the office, during daytime hours. I still feel as if something is crawling on meeeeeee. There are two kinds of people in the world — bug haters (me) — and bug lovers (boys under 12 and men who never outgrew that, called entomologists). Some of us make some exceptions — a lady bug here and there is OK, thousands in your house are not. A spider is OK if you have flies. Crickets, though noisy, are supposed to bring good luck. The imposing praying mantis, if male, doesn’t last long, and they eat lots of other bugs. In fact, if you read Amy Stewart’s book, you’ll learn the females only live a year or so.

for mysterious lesions or illnesses. Its bite does cause a painful wound, but it’s rarely deadly. There are so many other spiders that look like the brown recluse, they are often confused. Remember, a recluse has six eyes, arranged in three pairs. Useful terms you can toss about: • Arachnophobia — fear of spiders; • delusional parasitosis — mistaken belief of infestation by parasites; • entomophobia — fear of insects • katsaridaphobia — fear of cockroaches; • spheksophobia — fear of wasps. The creepy death-watch beetle creates a ticking sound like a clock as it eats the beams in your old house. It’s the sound Edgar Allan Poe is talking about in “The Tell-Tale Heart.” It’s a sound often spoken of in literature, especially in connection with someone who is dying. Among the biting, stinging ants is the bullet ant, whose bite is described as “pure, intense brilliant pain. Like firewalking over flaming charcoal with a 3inch rusty nail in your heel.” That comes from the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. And still, there’s more, from intestinal parasites, to common garden ruiners and nasty critters like millipedes. It’s pretty interesting reading, really, and may be just the thing for an entomophobe to start with in desensitization therapy. Stewart has a good sense of humor, but manages to be serious about the scary stuff. And illustrator Briony Morrow-Cribbs, with her pen-andink drawing, should get credit for the little shock every time one of her bugs scurries across the pages.

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But if you’re prone to nightmares, don’t read this at bedtime. Take care when reading the chapter, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” What’s worse than ticks and mosquitoes? The bot fly, which lays eggs on ticks or mosquitoes, which then hatch in the wound the tick or mosquito made. And what comes after an egg? A larva, under your skin, feeding on you. Also avoid the screw-worm fly, which scientists say has been eliminated from the United States. You’ll have to go to Africa for the dreaded tumbu fly, which burrows into healthy skin, then creates a boil oozing a vile liquid that includes your own blood. OK, enough of that. On the lighter side, right at the beginning of the book is a funny chapter, “She’s Just Not That Into You,” with a cute drawing of a lady mantis ready to dine on her mate’s head. This chapter is all about bug sex, and if you think you’ve heard about some kinky stuff, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet. Meet the banana slug, which is yellow and about the size of your finger. It’s hermaphroditic, meaning it has both male and female sex organs. Nevertheless, it takes another banana slug to tango, and a whole lot of

slime. They wrap into an S shape and often bite each other during the act. But sometimes they get stuck to each other and ... well, this is a family newspaper. The firefly female shines her light to say, “Hey, guys, I’m over here.” But it’s a trick. She flashes a pattern that attracts another species of firefly, which she attacks and eats, in order to gain some of his defensive chemicals, upping her chance for survival. Smart girl. Let’s just let Stewart describe the mantid lovemaking: “By the end of their date there is nothing left of him but his wings.” And then she describes some pretty rough stuff, the mildest of which is the crab spider, who’s into bondage. Then she’ll tell you about some foreign nasties, including the assassin bug. But it’s back to the old familiars, ants, bees, midges, bedbugs, wasps. Turn the page and, hello, black widow — she’s much less interested in biting you than you think. But she doesn’t like to be cornered. And here’s a familiar foe — the brown recluse. Stewart illustration by briony morrow-cribbs says the spider is overly the assassin bug. feared and too often blamed

BOOKMARKS festival in September in Winston-Salem WINSTON-SALEM — The 2011 BOOKMARKS Festival of Books will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Downtown Arts District in Winston-Salem, centering on Trade and Sixth streets. This will be the third year that the festival has been in downtown Winston-Salem. An impressive group of writers have committed to participate in this year’s festival, including such bestselling authors as Lisa See, whose book “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” will be released as a major motion picture this summer; Elin Hilderbrand, author of a series about Nantucket perfect for book clubs; Margaret Maron, a well loved mystery writer from North Carolina, Kimberla Lawson Roby, an African-American author of “Secret Obsession” and

“Love, Honor and Betray”; Robert Edelstein, author of “Nascar Legends” and expert on all things Nascar; and storyteller Gran’daddy Junebug. Also attending will be musician and author (and Salem Academy alumna) Marshall Chapman, recently seen in the movie “Country Strong” with Gwyneth Paltrow; research scientist Vanessa Woods, author of “Bonobo Handshake”; and Cameron Kent, author of “The Road to Devotion,” chosen for 2011’s Forsyth County On the Same Page. Authors for young readers and teens also will be featured, including Henry Neff, author of “The Tapestry,” a fantasy series for middle school aged kids; Reynolds High School graduate Dallas Clayton, author of “The Awesome Book of Thanks,” and

Winston-Salem resident Megan E. Bryant, author of numerous titles for preschool aged children. The following is a list of authors signed to date. Fiction authors include: Hilderbrand, Kent, Maron, Valerie Nieman, Drew Perry, Brian Ray, Kimberla Lawson Roby and Lisa See as well as poets Terry Kirby Erickson and Alice Osborne. Nonfiction writers include Walter Boyne, Marshall Chapman, Scott Douglas, Robert Edelstein, Joseph Glatthaar, Linda K. Randall, Justin Spring and Vanessa Woods. Cookbook authors include Sheri Castle and Stephanie Tyson and Vivian Joyner. Authors of books for teen readers include Henry Neff and Shana Norris. Young reader authors include Megan E. Bryant, Dallas Clayton, Jamie Gilson,

Cameron Kent, Jane C. Williams, Sandra Gilmer and Mina J. Cook. Panel discussions and workshops for writers will also be featured. BOOKMARKS brings writers and readers of all ages together as renowned authors, illustrators, storytellers and chefs share their work and insights through readings, presentations, panel discussions, workshops and booksignings. This free festival partners with community organizations, reading related exhibitors and a variety of food vendors. The seventh annual festival will feature more than 30 authors along with creative and interactive activities for children. Please visit www.bookmarksbookfestival.org for more information.

DVDs at the library that show joys of performing music BY BETTY MOORE Rowan Public Library

I have been enchanted recently watching several Rowan Public Library DVDs that feature the joy of music and performing, especially by amateurs. “Young@Heart” follows a chorus by that name during their final weeks of rehearsal before a big concert. It also shows the group’s performance at a prison and the emotional visit afterward with inmates. What is unexpected is that the average age of the chorus members is 81! Their music is also unexpected. Rather than singing nostalgic hits from their youth, their repertoire ranges from James Brown to Coldplay. They have toured Europe and sung for royalty. Viewers get to know performers personally, since the documentary looks at many of them in their homes as

well as in rehearsal and performance. “Mad Hot Ballroom” follows fifth-graders from New York City’s public schools as they learn ballroom dancing and prepare for competition. Going beyond the tango, jazz and other dances, viewers visit students in their homes and learn their thoughts about dance, their hopes and their families. “A Musical Quartet” contains four great documentaries. One of them, “Small Wonders,” is about a woman who teaches school children to play the violin. We watch her transform them from beginning musicians to performers at Carnegie Hall. “The Audition: A Once in a Lifetime Chance on the World’s Most Famous Stage” takes you behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions. It shows the intense pressures young opera singers

face as they struggle to succeed in one of the most difficult professions in the performing arts. The documentary looks at several regional winners competing for a chance to sing at the Met and to launch their professional careers. American Girl Club: Headquarters, Saturday, May 28, 11 a.m. A book discussion group about the life and times of the American Girl characters. Book Bites Club: South only; May 31, 6:30 p.m, “Death Comes for the Archbishop,” by Wanda Cather. Book discussion groups for both adults and children on the last Tuesday of each month. The group is open to the public and anyone is free to join at any time. There is a discussion of the book, as well as light refreshments at each meeting. For more information please call 704-2168229. Library closings: Monday, all

RPL locations closed for Memorial Day holiday. Birthday Bash: Headquarters, June 5, 1-5 p.m., celebrate Rowan Public Library’s 100th birthday with activities and entertainment for all ages, including the Bar None Barbershop Quartet; refreshments and a special ceremony at 3 p.m. The Henderson Law Office, which served as the first library facility in Rowan County and is on the current library site, will also be open for tours. Displays: Headquarters — Doll Society by Jim Bourdain, Lee Street Theatre by Robert Jones; South — student art by South Rowan High School art class; East — Art by Colleen Walton. Literacy: Call the Rowan County Literacy Council at 704-2168266 for more information on teaching or receiving literacy tutoring for English speakers or for those for whom English is a second language.


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WELCOME TO THE POPS! Greetings from Mayor Susan Kluttz and Post Publisher Greg Anderson

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Dear Community Members,

After celebrating our newspaper’s centennial in 2005, we’re now celebrating a new community tradition: the seventh-annual Pops at the Post with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra. Attendees of our inaugural concert wanted an encore performance, and community leaders and businesses stepped up to make that wish come true. Six years later, Pops at the Post is going strong. Maestro David Hagy has once again planned a concert to appeal to a wide audience. Adults and children alike will love hearing what have become our concert standards. With the theme of “Community,” this year’s concert promises more surprises and another outstanding lineup of music. What better way to enjoy a summer evening than with good friends, good food and good music? And while you are enjoying the concert, please take notice of the sponsors who provide the resources to make it all happen. As always, we’ll take the time to honor area service personnel. I hope you’ll get a chance to get an up-close view of the military vehicles we hope to have on display. Be sure to check out other vehicles on display, too. Again, welcome to the Salisbury Post for Pops at the Post. We look forward to having you with us the evening of June 4.

Again this year, I’d like to thank everyone for the wonderful gift that’s been given to Salisbury and Rowan County — the seventh-annual Pops at the Post. “A once-in-a-lifetime event” was the way concert-goers described the Salisbury Post’s centennial concert in 2005. But thanks to local businesses, individuals and a foundation, the Pops at the Post has become an annual tradition. Of course, this magical event would not be possible without the help of our sponsors. We are most grateful to our presenting sponsors, Jim and Gerry Hurley and the Post. Without their generous lead gifts, this event would not have been possible.

Thanks for your support, thanks for reading the Salisbury Post and visiting www.salisburypost.com, and enjoy the show!

In-kind donations have come from Miller Davis Agency, City of Salisbury and Downtown Salisbury Inc. A special thank you to the Salisbury Post for providing the perfect location.

Other significant gifts this year include: • Robertson Family Foundation, Food Lion, F&M Bank and Fred and Alice Stanback, platinum sponsors; • Salisbury Tourism & Cultural Development Commission, diamond sponsor; • Rowan Regional Medical Center and Duke Energy, gold sponsors; • Caniche, Cloninger Ford-Toyota, First Bank, Tom and Martha Smith, Trinity Oaks, Wachovia and Bank of North Carolina, silver sponsors; • BB&T, Community Bank of Rowan, Community One Bank, KKA Architecture, Bill and Nancy Stanback, Stout Heating & Air Conditioning, Taylor Clay Products, Bill and Rosemary Hall, Sun Trust Bank and Ramsay, Burgin, Smith, patron sponsors.

Please don’t miss this exciting evening. See you June 4!

Special thanks to Andy Mooney, Jon Lakey and Wayne Hinshaw, whose photographs of past years’ concerts appear throughout this special section of Pops at the Post.


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Community is the theme for this year’s Pops B Y J OANIE M ORRIS For the Salisbury Post

SALISBURY — The theme for this year’s Pops at the Post is the one word that best sums up what the event has become since its inception in 2005. Between the program, the guests and the sponsors who have all come together each year to make the concert happen and make it a success, there’s really just one word it can be. Community. “The fact that the community rallied and agreed to sponsor it,” said Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz. “I think it says a lot about our community.” The first year, the Pops at the Post was paid for by the Salisbury Post as part of the newspaper’s 100th anniversary. With the warm reception an outdoor symphony concert received the first time, organizers looked for a way to continue it. Each concert can cost between $40,000 and $50,000 to put together, according to Salisbury Symphony Executive Director Linda Jones. Through sponsorships and in-kind donations, the Pops at the Post concert is free to the community. From tailgating in the Salisbury Post employee

parking lot and free Cheerwine to what has become a day of fun and music, concert organizers have been pleased with the reception the event continues to receive. “The biggest compliment they were paid is it started raining at one of the Pops concerts,” said Jones. Normally, if it’s an outdoor concert and rain comes, the audience leaves. “They just put their umbrellas up and kept on listening. (Symphony performers) were knocked out by the loyalty and enthusiasm of the audience.” Jones recognizes the concert really is for the community. “It’s people who may not normally come to a ‘classical’ music concert but they enjoy the music,” said Jones. She remembers a photo that was printed after one Pops concert of a couple hanging out in the cab of their truck listening to the music. “To feel comfortable enough to just hang out in the cab of their truck says it all to me. It’s a joy.” And since Trinity Oaks is one of the sponsors of this year’s event, musicians will likely rehearse at the indoor location for the shut-ins who won’t be able

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Hagy makes a few changes to this year’s program BY JOANIE MORRIS For the Salisbury Post

SALISBURY — David Hagy is not new to directing concerts with the Salisbury Symphony — he’s been maestro for 23 years — and he is certainly not new to Pops at the Post. But every year, he tries to do something new for the crowd. This year, he’s incorporated several new things into the program. This year, for example, there will be no theme. “I started out this year trying to make things match a theme and the more I tried to make everything match what seemed to be the circumstances going on, the less it fit any one theme this year,” he said. Instead, Hagy has chosen music he hopes the crowd will like, dealing with timely events. After the standard opening — the John Williams arrangement of “Star Spangled Banner” complete with cannons — the Salisbury Symphony will move on to songs with ties to current events. This year, he’s decided on the “Crown Imperial,” a march by Sir William Walton written for the coro-

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Salisbury Symphony Conductor David Hagy directs the performance. nation of Queen Elizabeth and played at the conclusion of the April wedding of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. From there, the group will move on to movies. “I try to do things that reflect recent film highlights,” said Hagy.

“Since ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ just opened its fourth (feature film), we’re doing themes from the first of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies, a ‘Pirates’ medley.” Every year, Hagy also tries to in-

SALISBURY — We won’t tell you what the first encore is for the annual Pops at the Post on June 4. David Hagy wants it that way. As director of the Salisbury Symphony, Hagy is in charge of setting the program for the night’s concert. The concert is separated into two sections, broken up by an intermission. He’s also planned two encores for the seventh year of Pops at the Post. The second encore — that one he’ll tell you all about. “It’s always the same,” said Hagy. “America the Beautiful.” Audience members like to sing along, or just sit and listen

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Robertson Foundation a faithful supporter of concert BY JOANIE MORRIS For the Salisbury Post

SALISBURY — When Julian and Blanche Robertson set up the Robertson Family Foundation, it was with the intent to provide the community with a quality of life they may not otherwise have access to. Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz calls it a blessing. “The Robertson Family Foundation has done so much for the city,” she said. “We will always be indebted to Julian Robertson and the foundation he put together.” Kluttz added that gifts from the foundation don’t have strings attached that sometimes come with things funded by the government. For that reason, as well as the entertainment residents get from the foundations gifts, Kluttz can’t say enough nice things about its recent gift of $10,000 for next year’s Pops at the Post concert. David Setzer, with the foundation, said one of the

reasons the foundation approved the grant so far in advance was because the board that reviews grant requests won’t be meeting again until next May. “We are a big fan of the project, so we try to make a decision on it a year ahead, so they will have our commitment already there,” said Setzer. However, the foundation normally donates $5,000 to the concert. Next year’s gift is double that. Setzer said the concert committee asked the foundation to step into a larger sponsorship role and the board readily agreed. “We do a number of things for the symphony,” added Setzer. “We’ve been supporting the symphony since we’ve been in business (1998). We’ve done musical education, helped with the youth orchestra, and bought a timpani drum set the symphony uses.” In addition, the foundation also helps fund summer strings camps, the N.C.

Symphony concerts that play to area fifth graders and after-school strings. “They are great concerts and it’s a fabulous orchestra,” said Setzer, when asked about the foundation’s continued support of the Pops at the Post. “We’re delighted to help with that. … “It’s a great coming together of the community,” said Setzer. “You see folks from all over the county sitting in their lawn chairs, on their blankets and in the back of their cars enjoying the music. They stay ’til the bitter end.” The ability of the organization to make grants available for education and entertainment in the community has enabled a number of organizations to do things that they normally would not have been able to do, he added. Special projects, helping with facilities and programming are only a few of the ways grants can help. The Pops concert would normally cost between $40,000 and $50,000 to operate

yearly. Salisbury Symphony Executive Director Linda Jones has been amazed at the community support. “We could not do it without funding from the individuals and organizations that support it,” said Jones. “We are in debt to the community for supporting it. Now the community is paying for it, and that is fabulous.” “It’s unbelievable,” added Kluttz, the Salisbury mayor. “Fundraising is a difficult thing to do today. … We are grateful for every size contribution. That’s the beautiful thing about this concert. People and businesses and foundations give what they feel they can afford to give. It’s pretty incredible to me when you look at the list of sponsors to see how many people and businesses and foundations actually support it. I think that says a lot about Salisbury and who we are as a city.” Presenting sponsors for this year’s concert are Jim and Gerry Hurley and The

Salisbury Post. Platinum sponsors are the Robertson Family Foundation, Food Lion, F&M Bank and Fred and Alice Stanback. Diamond sponsor is the Salisbury Tourism & Cultural Development Commission. Gold sponsors include Rowan Regional Medical Center and Duke Energy. Silver sponsors are Caniche, Cloninger FordToyota, First Bank, Tom and Martha Smith, Trinity Oaks, Wachovia and Bank of North Carolina. Patron sponsors are BB&T, Community Bank of Rowan, Community One Bank, KKA Architecture, Bill and Nancy Stanback, Stout Heating & Air Conditioning, Taylor Clay Products, Bill and Rosemary Hall, Sun Trust Bank and Ramsay, Burgin and Smith. In kind donations are provided by Miller David Agency, the city of Salisbury and Downtown Salisbury Inc. Joanie Morris is a freelance writer. She can be reached at 704-797-4248 or news@salisburypost.com.

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SALISBURY — Vendors will be back in force this year at Pops at the Post — including the customary free Cheerwine and Diet Cheerwine donated by one of this year’s sponsors. City employee Audrey Eudy, on the Pops committee and Fibrant salesperson for Salisbury, said while the vendors will be fewer this year, there will still be plenty of quality and variety. All the vendors will be set up on Fisher Street in front of the Rowan Public Library. Included on the roster are: • The Cheerwine trailer, serving up all the free

Cheerwine and Diet Cheerwine concert-goers can drink. • Dolce Italian Ice, owned by Jason Slusser. He will sell Italian ice and water. • Papa John’s will be selling whole pizzas and pizza by the slice. You can also get drinks here. • Scoggins’ Farms Ice Cream, formerly Mama’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, will be selling ice cream, shaved ice, cotton candy and water. • Herman Kesler will be present, selling the famous Hap’s hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and fixings.

• If meat is your game, Meat on a Stick Grill will be serving up pork and chicken skewers, grilled corn on the cob and drinks. • Castaways/Bite My Butt BBQ — an interesting combination, but owned by the same folks — will serve shrimp skewers, barbecue and all the fancy fixings. Last week, Eudy was still trying to get a confirmation on a man selling funnel cakes, but if you see him out there, those sweet, plate-sized confections will delight all the little ones. For more on where the vendors will be located, see the full-color map on pages 10 and 11.

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Ecumenical Choir to perform with symphony Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth The peace that was meant to be. With God as our father Brothers all are we. Let me walk with my brother In perfect harmony. BY JOANIE MORRIS For the Salisbury Post

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Dr. Phillip Burgess directs the Salisbury Ecumencial Choir, which will perform at the Pops at the Post. He also praises Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz for both the idea for the choir and the continued support of the city. “I don’t think it would have gone on as long as it has if it wasn’t for her efforts with race relations,” said Burgess. Kluttz disagrees. The Ecumenical Choir will perform after a medley of symphonic dances from “West Side Story” and Kluttz said that in itself is significant. “The theme of ‘West Side Story’ was the conflict of different cultures and the story itself was a conflict of two different races and cultures and the tragedy that ensued,” said Kluttz. “I think that in the musical itself, all of the different types of music are brought together. I think this is what Dr. Burgess has done with this choir. He has brought these different races and religions together to appreciate each other. I think it is tremendously significant.” Kluttz said the choir has been a huge step in the city and improving race relations

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SALISBURY — As the Salisbury Ecumenical Choir sings these lyrics on Saturday, community members should be aware of what the choir is about. Every day and every performance, the Ecumenical Choir lives those words. It’s only fitting they sing them during Pops at the Post. After all, said Dr. Phillip Burgess, “ecumenical” simply means crossing all congregational, denominational, racial, age and gender barriers to bring a community together. As director of the Ecumenical Choir for 10 years, Burgess is pleased to be the first-ever choir to sing with the Salisbury Symphony during the Pops at the Post. In addition to “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” the choir will sing “Go Light Your World” to open the second half of the concert. “We do events such as this to highlight race relations in our community,” said Burgess. He feels that the choir has achieved something in the 10 years it’s been around. It is completely nondenominational and has members of every race in the community represented. Burgess has been so successful in his efforts that he has won a humanitarian award at the Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Banquet. Pops at the Post will be the largest audience for the Ecumenical Choir to date, and Burgess hopes this performance will attract more members to join from throughout the community and Rowan County.

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Question: How long is the concert? Answer: Pops at the Post is typically a two-hour concert, with a 15-minute intermission. There are two planned encores, but families with young children may feel free to leave at any time. This year, Hagy recommends families stay for the first encore, as it’s a surprise arrangement the children should recognize. Please enjoy yourself during the concert, but please respect those guests who may be more focused on the music. Q: Are there restrooms available? A: Port-a-johns, both regular and handicapped, are available. They are in three different locations: under the drive-through canopy at First Bank, at the intersection of Church and Fisher streets, and along Fisher Street at the Post employee parking lot. Q: Where do I park? A: Ample parking is available throughout the downtown area. Q: Is handicapped parking available? A: Yes. There is limited handicapped parking in the Post courtyard. There is also a drop-off area at the First Bank lot. Drivers may enter the lot from Innes Street and exit to the right onto Jackson Street. Q: Is reserved seating available? A: Yes. There are 400 reserved seats available, according to Linda Jones, executive director of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra. These are for event sponsors, symphony season ticket holders and disabled concert-goers. The balance of the vouchers for reserved chairs will be available beginning at noon at the symphony tent in the First Bank lot. Chairs will be available beginning at 2 p.m. Unclaimed seats will be released to anyone who would like them at 7:30 p.m. Q: What if it rains? A: There is a contingency plan in place to hold the concert at Keppel Auditorium on the

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Tailgate parties are a common sight at Pops at the Post. Catawba College campus. Shuttle service will be available there as well. (See map on pages 10-11 for more information.) A decision for the concert location will be made by Friday, June 3. Log onto www.salisburypost.com, check Saturday's Salisbury Post, or listen to News Radio 1490 WSTP for details. Q: Is there food available? A: Yes. Vendors will be set up along Fisher Street this year by 4 p.m. Q: Can I tailgate? A: Yes. Tailgating parking will open at 1 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis in the Post em- Food vendors will be on hand to dish out the eats. ployee and First Bank parking lots. The lots will close by 7 p.m. be set up in front of the library in First Bank parking lot. Sponsors slated to attend include Food Lion the Post employee parking lot. or as soon as they are full. Officers with the city of and Rowan Regional Medical Salisbury Police Department will Center. Q: Is alcohol allowed? The Salisbury Symphony will A: No alcohol is allowed at the be walking through the crowd throughout the evening, offering also have a tent. Pops at the Post event. their assistance. Q: Is there free Cheerwine Q: What if I have an emerQ: Where can I find more infor- again this year? gency? A: Yes. Look for the Cheerwine A: Personnel from the City of mation on the event's sponsors? A: Be sure to visit our sponsors, trailer in the front corner of the Salisbury Fire Department will be on standby, and an EMS tent will who will have tents set up in the First Bank parking lot.


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Salisbury Swing Band to open for symphony B Y J OANIE M ORRIS For the Salisbury Post

SALISBURY — This year, for the first time in Pops at the Post history, the Salisbury Symphony will have an opener. The Salisbury Swing Band, lead by Steve Etters, will play on the porch of First Bank from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 4, just before the symphony goes on at the Salisbury Post loading docks. Etters said the appearance is the result of simply picking up the phone. He called Linda Jones, executive director of the symphony, and asked her if they were interested. “We had wanted to try to do something last year and just ran out of time,” Etters said. The Salisbury Swing Band has been in existence for three years. “The folks at First Bank were very gracious in offering the facility there.” Etters said the band — composed of 18 people, including vocalist Lonnie Carpenter — will be there to entertain folks who get to the event early. Tailgaters will be allowed in the Salisbury Post employee and First Bank parking lots beginning at

THEME from 3f to make the concert, said Jones. Another sense of community: pulling together more people who wouldn’t normally get to see a concert like this. To bring the community together, Jones added that there will be a sing-along of “This Land is Your Land,” with lyrics displayed on a giant screen. Kluttz added that no local taxpayer dollars are spent on the concert — only $3,500 from the hotel occupancy tax is given, as well as in-kind donations from the Police, Fire and Streets departments. “I think this is one of the most important things that happens in Salisbury and I am very, very proud of it and thrilled with it,” said Kluttz. “I’m very grateful to everyone who has been involved in this, particularly the Salisbury Post and the initial idea. … “We’re very proud of our

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The Salisbury Swing Band will open for the Salisbury Symphony at this year’s Pops at the Post. 1 p.m. Saturday. “We’re actually playing for the tailgaters, I guess,” said Etters. “Those that get there early.” It really is true that the early bird gets the worm. While this band isn’t as well known as the Salisbury Symphony, it plays several times a month, preserving swing dance music and even stretching into the 1980s

Salisbury Symphony,” said Kluttz, who describes the symphony as a treasure, making Salisbury the envy of other communities. “When we had the idea that this should continue, I was actually amazed that the amount of money that it should cost was actually raised by the sponsors.” The symphony concert at the Post will include vendors, a pre-event concert provided by the Salisbury Swing Band and of course, free Cheerwine and Diet Cheerwine. “I appreciate that this is a family event and it does expose children to the arts,” said Kluttz. “It does encourage families to be together.” Salisbury Post Publisher Greg Anderson said the Post is pleased to be a part of the concert. “It’s an event that is supported by the community,” said Anderson. “We provide the venue, kind of a unique setting, on our back docks. … The community shows up and the concert gets better every year.”

during sets. “We’re very honored to be able to (play at First Bank) and to share in that event,” said Etters. ”The symphony has really turned Pops into an event that people look forward to. … It’s very nice to have those two genres represented in one afternoon.” The set Saturday will incorporate a good mix of songs.

Anderson is amazed that even in tough economic times, the community has still supported Pops at the Post as well as it has. “I don’t see it slowing down,” he added. Anderson serves on a committee that meets monthly throughout the year to make sure the concert goes off without a hitch. “We’re blessed to have wonderful sponsors, community support, very capable event organizers on our board and a great symphony orchestra,” Anderson said. Anderson, Kluttz and Jones agree. They wouldn’t miss the concert for anything. Walking around, mingling, getting good food and free Cheerwine are only part of the benefits. They also get to spend time with community. Family. Friends. Neighbors.

“We want to give everyone a taste of what we can do,” said Etters. “You’ll hear Glenn Miller, some Van Morrison, beach music, tunes from the Four Tops, all the way through Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and Sting.” The Salisbury Swing Band is donating the performance free to the community. Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz said it’s a wonderful addition to include this as part of the overall event. “They do a terrific job and it is very different,” said Kluttz. “It is another way to expose the community to another arts group that we have here, to highlight what we have in Salisbury. We have so much to be proud of here. It’s always exciting to me when we have a chance to pull groups together.” “I’m glad that we have a ‘warmup band’ if you will,” said Symphony Maestro David Hagy. “I think that’s delightful.” For more information about the Salisbury Swing Band, visit www.salisburyswingband.com. Joanie Morris is a freelance writer. She can be reached at 704-797-4248 or news@salisburypost.com.

ENCORE from 4f to the beautiful music. Generally, during the encore — and even before, during the “1812 Overture” — families with children like to leave. While he’ll announce to London and back what that last encore is, it’s the first encore that he likes to keep a surprise. In years past, this has included television themes such as Danny Elfman’s theme to “The Simpsons” and even movie themes.

This year is no different. “I’m not even going to tell you except to suggest the children will want to stay for the first encore, because they will recognize it,” said Hagy. When asked for hints, he said those as young as firstgraders may have gone to see the movie with this theme song. “The music is magical,” he said, giving another hint at the theme. Joanie Morris is a freelance writer. She can be reached at 704-797-4248 or news@salisburypost.com.

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PROGRAM FROM 4F corporate a medley from the Kennedy Center honoree in music. This year’s honoree was Jerry Herman, the composer of ‘La Cage aux Folles,’ ‘Hello Dolly!’ and other Broadway musicals. He first wanted to end the first half of the show with a medley culminating with “The Best of Times is Now” to reflect that current times aren’t as bad as they seem. “I think during this economic downturn, it’s something to remember,” said Hagy. “Things are not as bad as they could be.” When Hagy went to Herman’s Web site, he saw an email address, which supposedly went directly to Herman. “I thought, ‘That can’t be,’ ” said Hagy. In spite of his misgivings about the authenticity of the address, Hagy decided to write anyway. “I just by chance wrote this email address and said how much I loved his musicals. I went on and said I would like to do (an arrangement of his songs).” Hagy thought he’d get a generated response thanking him for his compliments in five months or so, but a few days later, he got a call from New York City. “They said they had gotten a call from Herman,” said an amazed Hagy. Apparently, Herman was at the beach, received Hagy’s compliments and called his “people” in New York City. “He wanted to help us get the arrangement that he knew about.” After some quick research — and for expenses only — Hagy had an entire arrangement of Herman songs for the symphony to play. “I was extremely amazed that I had reached Jerry Herman personally,” said Hagy. “Now we're doing an arrangement of a variety of songs from Jerry Herman shows. It’s not correct on the fan program because I hadn’t had this yet. … “The last song in the medley is “The Best of Times,” Hagy added. “It will still end with that song, which is exactly what I wanted.” From there, the concert will continue with a duet by

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P O P S AT T H E P O S T Rowan County economic development chief Robert Van Geons and his wife Tara; an audience sing-along of “This Land is Your Land,” including lyrics on big screens provided by Miller Davis Studios; a medley of songs from Carole King’s “Tapestry” to honor the 40th anniversary of that album; and the first-half conclusion. “Given the recent growth in Salisbury's Latin community as well as the challenges of a variety of gangs in our area, were doing part of the "Symphonic Dances from 'West Side Story,’ ” said Hagy. Immediately following the songs from “West Side Story,” the Salisbury Ecumenical Choir will sing “Let There be Peace on Earth.” The second half will be fairly standard, Hagy said. The Salisbury Ecumenical Choir will open with “Go Light Your World,” a gospel tune. That first song changes every year, but from there, it’s mostly the same. The “1812 Overture” as well as the John Phillip Souza marches “The Washington Post March” — playfully renamed “The Salisbury Post March” for the concert as a nod to its location on the newspaper’s loading docks — and “Stars and Stripes Forever.” From there, it’s the two encores — the first of which is always a surprise and the second, “America the Beautiful.” Hagy said it’s an honor to be able to provide an outdoor concert to the community. It is something he’s heard rumblings about for years. “The problem always was the area to do it in,” he said. “A covered area for the orchestra that’s acoustically sound in front of a large enough blank area that people can actually be an audience in. That’s a major difficulty. Large communities build giant facilities to enable their towns to do this kind of thing.” To Hagy, Salisbury’s lucky to have the outdoor venue so readily available. And he’s lucky that he gets to do what he loves for a group of people to appreciate. Joanie Morris is a freelance writer. She can be reached at 704-797-4248 or news@salisburypost.com.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday’s Games toronto 9, chicago White sox 8, 14 innings cleveland 7, tampa Bay 3 texas 10, Kansas city 1 Minnesota 1, L.a. angels 0, 10 innings Boston at detroit, ppd., rain Baltimore at oakland, late N.Y. Yankees at seattle, late Sunday’s Games Boston (c.Buchholz 4-3) at detroit (oliver 0-0), 1:05 p.m., 1st game chicago White sox (danks 0-7) at toronto (r.romero 4-4), 1:07 p.m. cleveland (Masterson 5-2) at tampa Bay (Hellickson 5-3), 1:40 p.m. L.a. angels (Haren 4-3) at Minnesota (pavano 2-4), 2:10 p.m. Kansas city (duffy 0-0) at texas (ogando 5-0), 3:05 p.m. Baltimore (Britton 5-2) at oakland (Moscoso 1-0), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (sabathia 5-3) at seattle (Vargas 3-2), 4:10 p.m. Boston (Beckett 4-1) at detroit (Verlander 4-3), 7:05 p.m., 2nd game Monday’s Games Minnesota at detroit, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at oakland, 4:05 p.m. Baltimore at seattle, 4:10 p.m. L.a. angels at Kansas city, 4:10 p.m. texas at tampa Bay, 6:40 p.m. cleveland at toronto, 7:07 p.m. chicago White sox at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

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Twins decide to DL Nathan MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have decided to place right-handed reliever Joe Nathan on the disabled list due to soreness in his surgically repaired elbow. He said he’s prepared to miss between 10 days and a month. Manager Ron Gardenhire confirmed the move before Saturday’s game. The Twins were still determining which pitcher to call up from the minors to take Nathan’s place in the bullpen, but the reinforcement was expected to join the team for Sunday. Nathan has struggled in his recovery from Tommy John ligament replacement surgery that kept him out the entire 2010 season. He has a 7.63 ERA in 17 appearances. Nathan, who was to have an MRI test Saturday afternoon, said he’s confident irritation and inflammation is all he’s dealing with rather than more serious damage. “I think most guys that go through this will have setbacks, obviously,” Nathan said. “My situation in the middle of the season is unfortunate, and you never want to have setbacks that put you on the DL. But we want to take care of this thing and be able to gradually get better as the season goes on.” Nathan said he still feels “ahead of the game” at the 14-month mark of his surgery. “You never want to go on the DL, but we feel like this is going to be a good thing for me,” Nathan said. “When I do get back and finish the rest of the season, I want to

Associated Press CHICAGO — Paul Maholm pitched a three-hitter for his first victory in a month, Ronny Cedeno, Lyle Overbay, Chris Snyder and Andrew McCutchen each homered Saturday and the Pittsburgh Pirates routed the Chicago Cubs 10-0. Maholm (2-7) got his third career shutout in a place he’s always pitched well. Maholm is 8-2 in 15 career starts against the Cubs, including 6-2 in 11 starts at Wrigley Field. In just his second start of the season and first since April 4, Chicago’s Randy Wells (1-1) lasted four innings after being activated off the disabled list (right forearm strain). Wells gave up five hits, including Cedeno’s second homer, and five runs with three walks and seven strikeouts in a 92pitch outing. Padres 2, Nationals 1 WASHINGTON — Tim Stauffer pitched seven innings for his first win of the season, Blake Tekotte had the first two hits of his major league career and the Padres beat the Nationals. Stauffer (1-3) limited the Nationals to four hits and a run — a seventh-inning homer by Laynce Nix — to win for the first time in 11 starts. He struck out four and walked four. Brewers 3, Giants 2 MILWAUKEE — Pinch-hitter Jonathan Lucroy’s bases-loaded suicide squeeze scored Ryan Braun with one out in the ninth, lifting the Brewers over the Giants. Lucroy’s well-executed bunt was out of the reach of pitcher Guillermo Mota. Braun easily scored and Lucroy began pumping his fists halfway down the line. The Brewers squandered a 2-0 lead after the Giants scored twice in the eighth. Braun and Prince Fielder opened with consecutive singles off Mota (2-2) in the ninth. Casey McGehee’s groundout moved them to scoring position and Lucroy came

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chipper Jones takes the swing that won saturday’s 12-inning game for atlanta. up after Yuniesky Betancourt was intentionally walked. Diamondbacks 11, Astros 3 HOUSTON — Zach Duke allowed three hits over seven innings and hit a three-run homer in his first game of the season, leading the Diamondbacks to a victory over the Astros. Phillies 5, Mets 2 NEW YORK — Ryan Howard hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning and Cole Hamels finally beat a familiar nemesis. Hamels (7-2) struck out a season-high 10 and walked none over seven innings to win his third straight outing and improve to 3-9 in 15 career games against the Mets.

Rockies 15, Cardinals 4 DENVER — Chris Iannetta homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs and Juan Nicasio pitched seven solid innings in his major league debut as the Rockies routed the Cardinals. Braves 7, Reds 6, 12 innings ATLANTA — Chipper Jones' single in the 12th inning drove in Jordan Schafer to give the Atlanta Braves a 7-6 win over the weary Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night. Brian McCann had four hits, including two homers. Freddie Freeman also homered for Atlanta. It was the second extra-inning game in four days for the Reds.

Patterson hits game-winner for Blue Jays Associated Press TORONTO — Corey Patterson hit a game-ending homer in the 14th inning, Jose Bautista connected for his major leagueleading 20th home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 9-8 on Saturday. Patterson, who tied a career high with five hits, led off the 14th with a drive to right off Gavin Floyd (5-5) for his third of the season. It was the fourth game-winning homer of his career. Floyd started and went seven innings for Chicago in Wednesday’s loss at Texas. He came out of the bullpen in the 13th, his first relief appearance since Aug. 24, 2007, against Boston. Blue Jays left-hander Luis Perez (1-0) pitched 32⁄3 shutout innings for his first career win. The Blue Jays won back-to-back games for the first time since a season-high six-game winning streak from May 10-16.

Indians 7, Rays 3 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Shelley Duncan and Orlando Cabrera each had two RBIs, Carlos Carrasco pitched six solid innings and the Indians beat the Rays. Duncan, who was pinch-hitting, and Cabrera both had tworun singles during the eighth to put Cleveland ahead 7-2. Duncan had a bases-loaded drive off J.P. Howell that hit high off the left-field wall, but he was held to a single because it looked like outfielder Sam Fuld might be able to catch the ball. Carrasco (4-2) gave up two runs and seven hits, helping the AL Central-leading Indians end a three-game losing streak. Cleveland had been outscored 23-4 during the short skid. James Shields (5-3) took the loss. Rangers 10, Royals 1 ARLINGTON, Texas — Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli and Endy Chavez hit consecutive homers to match a club record and back Matt Harri-

son’s five-hit shutout pitching over six innings as the Rangers beat the Royals. Three straight Rangers homered for the fifth time in club history. It hadn’t happened since April 25, 2004, when Laynce Nix, Rod Barajas and Adrian Gonzalez went deep against Seattle. The last big league team to go back-to-back-to-back was Boston at Texas on Aug. 13, 2010. Adrian Beltre added his team-best 11th homer, and Nelson Cruz connected for his ninth as the Rangers went deep five times against Sean O’Sullivan (2-4). Harrison (5-4) struck out one and walked one. Twins 1, Angels 0 MINNEAPOLIS — Danny Valencia hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the Twins to a victory over Los Angeles after spot starter Anthony Swarzak held the Angels hitless into the eighth.

Swarzak, a late fill-in on the mound for Francisco Liriano, gave up a one-out double in the eighth to Peter Bourjos for the Angels’ first hit. Liriano, who pitched a no-hitter May 3, was scratched the day before because of shoulder soreness. Jered Weaver needed a season-high 128 pitches in nine innings, but he gave up only two hits and two walks while striking out seven. The teams combined for only three hits until the decisive 10th, when Valencia lobbed a medium fly over Torii Hunter’s head in right field and got mobbed behind the mound in a celebratory pileup. Red Sox-Tigers Boston’s game on the road against the Detroit Tigers was postponed because of rain Saturday night. The game will be made up in a day-night double-header Sunday. The first game will begin at 1:05 p.m. with Andy Oliver making his first start for the Tigers against Clay Buchholz.

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New York h bi ab r h bi 1 0 Josrys ss 4 2 2 0 2 1 turner 3b 4 0 1 1 0 0 Beltran rf 4 0 0 0 1 2 Bay lf 4 0 1 1 1 1 evans 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 dnMrp ph 1 0 0 0 2 0 pagan cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 rpauln c 3 0 1 0 0 0 rtejad 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 pelfrey p 3 0 0 0 0 0 oconnr p 0 0 0 0 1 1 isrnghs p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 thayer p 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 5 8 5 Totals 33 2 7 2 Philadelphia 000 100 031—5 New York 101 000 000—2 e—r.paulino (3). dp—New York 1. Lob— philadelphia 5, New York 4. 2b—Utley (1), Howard (13), ibanez (10), Brown (3), B.francisco (4), Jos.reyes (17). sb—rollins (10), Utley (1), Jos.reyes 2 (19), turner (2), Bay (3), pagan (6). cs—pagan (1). s—Hamels. IP H R ER BB SO Philadelphia Hamels W,7-2 7 7 2 2 0 10 contreras H,1 1 0 0 0 0 1 Madson s,11-11 1 0 0 0 0 0 New York 4 2 2 2 6 pelfrey 72⁄3 o’connor L,0-1 0 1 1 1 0 0 isringhausen 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 1 Byrdak thayer 1 2 1 1 0 0 o’connor pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

isringhausen pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Balk—pelfrey. t—2:46. a—29,337 (41,800).

Diamondbacks 11, Astros 3 Arizona

Houston h bi ab r h bi 1 0 Bourn cf 4 0 0 0 1 0 Barmes ss 4 1 2 0 1 0 pence rf 4 1 1 0 4 1 ca.Lee lf 4 1 2 1 1 1 cJhnsn 3b 4 0 1 1 3 2 Wallac 1b 4 0 1 1 0 0 Hall 2b 2 0 0 0 1 3 Frdrgz p 0 0 0 0 1 3 Michals ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 JValdz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 angsnc ph 1 0 0 0 towles c 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Norris p Mdwns 2b 1 0 0 0 Totals 38111310 Totals 34 3 7 3 Arizona 020 400 032—11 Houston 000 000 003— 3 e—Hall (4). dp—Houston 1. Lob—arizona 4, Houston 5. 2b—r.roberts (7), c.young (16), Montero (12), ca.lee (10). Hr—G.parra (3), duke (1). cs—s.drew (3). sf—c.young, G.parra. IP H R ER BB SO Arizona duke W,1-0 7 3 0 0 1 4 Kroenke 2 4 3 3 0 1 Houston Norris L,2-4 5 7 6 2 2 4 Fe.rodriguez 2 1 0 0 0 2 J.Valdez 2 5 5 5 0 2 Wp—J.Valdez. Balk—Norris. t—2:53. a—31,405 (40,963). ab Blmqst lf 5 KJhnsn 2b5 rrorts 3b 5 s.drew ss 5 cYoung cf 4 Monter c 5 Mirand 1b 3 Gparra rf 2 duke p 3 Brrghs ph 1 Kroenk p 0

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Rockies 15, Cardinals 4 St. Louis Colorado ab r h bi ab r h bi theriot ss 3 0 2 1 eYong 2b 6 1 3 1 Kozma ss 1 1 0 0 Fowler cf 5 2 2 0 Jay lf 5 1 3 0 cGnzlz lf 4 2 2 1 pujols 1b 2 0 0 0 JMorls 2b 1 0 0 0 Greene rf 2 1 1 1 tlwtzk ss 4 2 2 1 Brkmn rf 2 0 1 0 amezg 3b 0 0 0 1 craig rf 2 0 1 2 Helton 1b 3 2 1 0 rasms cf 3 0 0 0 JHerrr ss 1 0 0 0 schmkr 2b4 0 0 0 Wggntn 3b 4 2 1 0 YMolin c 2 0 0 0 splrghs rf 4 2 3 4 Frnkln p 1 0 0 0 iannett c 5 2 4 6 Miller p 0 0 0 0 Nicasio p 4 0 0 0 Hollidy ph 1 0 0 0 Grynld p 1 0 0 0 tallet p 0 0 0 0 street p 0 0 0 0 dscals 3b 4 0 1 0 JGarci p 1 0 0 0 t.cruz c 3 1 2 0 Totals 36 4 11 4 Totals 4215 1814 St. Louis 000 010 030— 4 Colorado 610 500 12x—15 e—J.garcia (2). dp—colorado 2. Lob—st. Louis 8, colorado 9. 2b—Greene (4), t.cruz (2), Fowler (13), c.gonzalez (8). 3b—Fowler (5), spilborghs (1). Hr—iannetta 2 (7). sb—e.young (1). sf— amezaga. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis J.garcia L,5-1 31⁄3 11 12 11 4 6 2 0 0 0 3 Franklin 22⁄3 Miller 1 1 1 1 1 0 tallet 1 4 2 2 0 2 Colorado Nicasio W,1-0 7 6 1 0 2 2

1 3 3 3 G.reynolds street 1 2 0 0 pB—iannetta. t—3:02. a—38,149 (50,490).

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Braves 7, Reds 6 (12) Cincinnati Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi stubbs cf 7 1 3 3 schafer cf 5 1 1 1 phllps 2b 6 1 2 1 prado lf 5 0 1 1 Votto 1b 4 0 2 1 Jones 3b 5 1 1 1 rolen 3b 4 0 1 0 Mccnn c 5 2 4 2 Bruce rf 6 0 0 0 Hinske rf 4 0 1 1 JGoms lf 5 2 4 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 ondrsk p 0 0 0 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 rHrndz ph1 0 0 0 conrad ph 1 0 0 0 Fisher p 0 0 0 0 Linernk p 0 0 0 0 renteri ss 5 1 1 0 Uggla 2b 5 0 0 0 Hanign c 5 0 1 0 Fremn 1b 5 2 3 1 arroyo p 1 0 0 0 alGnzlz ss 5 1 2 0 cairo ph 1 1 1 0 d.Lowe p 1 0 0 0 Horst p 1 0 1 1 cMrtnz p 0 0 0 0 arrdnd p 0 0 0 0 Wrmrz ph 1 0 1 0 FLewis ph 1 0 0 0 proctor p 0 0 0 0 Bray p 0 0 0 0 Mather rf 2 0 0 0 Masset p 0 0 0 0 Heisey lf 1 0 0 0 Totals 48 616 6 Totals 44 7 14 7 Cincinnati 000 510 000 000—6 Atlanta 122 010 000 001—7 No outs when winning run scored. dp—atlanta 3. Lob—cincinnati 13, atlanta 8. 2b—stubbs (9), B.phillips (10), J.gomes (6), Freeman (10), W.ramirez (1). Hr—Mccann 2 (6), Freeman (5). sb—stubbs (16), renteria (3), Freeman (2). cs—schafer (1). s—d.lowe. IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati arroyo 3 9 5 5 1 0 2 1 1 0 4 Horst 22⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 arredondo Bray 1 1 0 0 0 1 Masset 1 1 0 0 0 1 ondrusek 2 0 0 0 0 1 Fisher L,0-2 1 1 1 1 2 0 Atlanta 7 5 5 5 2 d.Lowe 31⁄3 2 1 1 0 1 c.Martinez 22⁄3 proctor 1 1 0 0 1 0 Venters 2 4 0 0 0 2 Kimbrel 1 1 0 0 0 0 Linebrink W,1-1 2 1 0 0 1 1 Fisher pitched to 3 batters in the 12th. Wp—d.Lowe. t—4:03. a—36,615 (49,586).

American Blue Jays 9, White Sox 8 (14) Chicago ab pierre lf 6 alrmrz ss 6 a.dunn dh7 Konerk 1b 3 Mcphrs 1b0 Quentin rf 2 przyns c 7 rios cf 7 Vizquel 2b 6 Lillirdg rf 5 Morel 3b 6 Totals 55

Toronto r h bi ab 1 0 0 Yescor ss 6 1 3 1 cpttrsn dh 7 1 1 1 Bautist rf 4 1 2 1 Jriver 1b 6 0 0 0 a.Hill 2b 6 0 0 0 rdavis cf 6 0 2 2 ethms lf 5 1 2 0 JMolin c 6 0 0 0 J.Nix 3b 2 2 2 2 encrnc ph 1 1 2 0 Mccoy 3b 3 814 7 Totals 52

r h bi 1 1 0 4 5 1 3 3 3 0 2 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 14 9

030 030 011 000 00—8 Chicago 302 000 300 000 01—9 Toronto No outs when winning run scored. e—al.ramirez (10), a.hill (2). dp—chicago 2, toronto 1. Lob—chicago 10, toronto 8. 2b— al.ramirez 2 (14), Konerko 2 (7), pierzynski (6), rios (9), Morel (6), Bautista (8), J.rivera (7), a.hill (11). 3b—Lillibridge (1). Hr—Lillibridge (5), c.patterson (3), Bautista (20). s—pierre. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago 2 9 6 6 1 7 e.Jackson 6 ⁄3 thornton 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 ⁄3 1 1 1 1 0 crain Bs,1-1 sale 3 2 0 0 1 3 s.santos 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 Floyd L,5-5 Toronto Villanueva 5 8 6 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 camp rzepczynski 1 0 0 0 1 0 dotel H,2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 ⁄3 2 1 1 0 1 F.francisco 2 1 0 0 1 1 Frasor 1 ⁄3 2 0 0 0 0 L.perez W,1-0 32⁄3 thornton pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Floyd pitched to 1 batter in the 14th. HBp—by camp (Lillibridge). Wp—Villanueva, L.perez. pB—J.Molina. t—4:17. a—22,659 (49,260).

Indians 7, Rays 3 Cleveland Tampa Bay ab r h bi ab r h bi Brantly cf 5 2 2 0 Longori 3b 4 1 2 1 acarer ss 4 1 1 1 damon dh 5 0 1 0 choo rf 3 2 1 0 Zobrist 2b 4 0 1 0 t.Buck lf 2 0 1 0 Joyce rf 4 1 1 0 duncan ph1 1 1 2 BUpton cf 4 0 0 0 Kearns lf 0 0 0 0 Ktchm 1b 4 1 2 0 csantn c 3 0 1 1 srdrgz ss 4 0 2 1 Gsizmr dh4 0 0 0 Fuld lf 3 0 0 0 ocarer 2b 4 0 1 2 shppch c 2 0 0 0 Laport 1b 3 1 2 1 Jaso ph-c 2 0 0 0 Hanhn 3b 4 0 0 0 Totals 33 710 7 Totals 36 3 9 2 Cleveland 210 000 040—7 Tampa Bay 001 100 001—3 e—Laporta (5), Zobrist (4). dp—tampa Bay 3. Lob—cleveland 4, tampa Bay 8. 2b—damon (7), Kotchman (6). 3b—a.cabrera (3). Hr—Laporta (6), Longoria (3). sf—c.santana. IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland c.carrasco W,4-2 6 7 2 2 0 4 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 pestano H,6 0 0 0 0 2 sipp H,11 11⁄3 2 ⁄3 2 1 0 1 0 r.perez 0 0 0 0 0 cperez s,14-15 1⁄3 Tampa Bay shields L,5-3 7 7 3 3 3 8 Howell 0 2 4 1 0 0 Farnsworth 1 1 0 0 0 0 J.cruz 1 0 0 0 0 2 Howell pitched to 4 batters in the 8th. HBp—by Howell (choo). t—3:05. a—24,717 (34,078).

Rangers 10, Royals 1 Kansas City ab r Gordon lf 3 0 Mecarr cf 4 0 Hosmer 1b4 0 Francr rf 4 0

Texas h bi ab 0 0 Kinsler 2b 4 0 0 andrus ss 4 1 0 aBlanc ss 1 1 0 JHmltn lf 5

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0 MiYong dh 4 1 0 0 0 aBeltre 3b 4 1 2 3 0 N.cruz rf 4 2 3 2 1 Morlnd 1b 4 1 3 1 0 Napoli c 2 1 1 2 enchvz cf 4 1 2 1 3610 1510 Totals 33 1 7 1 Totals 1 Kansas City 000 000 100— 231 013 00x—10 Texas e—a.beltre (5). dp—Kansas city 2, texas 2. Lob—Kansas city 6, texas 6. 2b—J.hamilton 2 (7), a.beltre (12), N.cruz (4). Hr—a.beltre (11), N.cruz (9), Moreland (6), Napoli (7), en.chavez (1). sf— Napoli. H R ER BB SO IP Kansas City 2 o’sullivan L,2-4 5 ⁄3 15 10 10 2 1 21⁄3 0 0 0 1 2 collins Texas Harrison W,5-4 6 5 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 tateyama s,1-1 3 t—2:30. a—40,240 (49,170).

Twins 1, Angels 0, 10 innings, Los Angeles Minnesota ab r h bi ab r h bi Mizturs 2b 4 0 0 0 span cf 4 0 1 0 aybar ss 4 0 0 0 acasill 2b 4 0 0 0 abreu dh 4 0 0 0 Kubel dh 4 0 0 0 trHntr rf 4 0 0 0 Mornea 1b 4 0 1 0 cllasp 3b 3 0 0 0 repko pr 0 1 0 0 Branyn 1b 3 0 0 0 cuddyr rf 4 0 1 0 trumo 1b 1 0 0 0 dYong lf 4 0 2 0 Bourjos cf 3 0 1 0 Valenci 3b 4 0 1 1 Mathis c 2 0 0 0 rriver c 1 0 0 0 conger c 1 0 0 0 thome ph 1 0 0 0 Willits lf 1 0 0 0 Butera c 0 0 0 0 amarst lf 1 0 0 0 plouffe ss 2 0 0 0 Totals 31 0 1 0 Totals 32 1 6 1 Los Angeles 000 000 000 0—0 Minnesota 000 000 000 1—1 one out when winning run scored. e—Weaver (1). dp—Los angeles 1. Lob—Los angeles 3, Minnesota 5. 2b—Bourjos (8). IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles Weaver 9 2 0 0 2 7 1 1 1 0 1 takahashi L,1-1 1⁄3 Jepsen 0 3 0 0 0 0 Minnesota swarzak 8 1 0 0 2 4 capps 1 0 0 0 0 0 al.burnett W,1-3 1 0 0 0 0 1 Jepsen pitched to 3 batters in the 10th. t—2:43. a—39,284 (39,500).

Calendar July 12 — all-star game, phoenix. July 24 — Hall of Fame induction July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. aug. 15 — Last day to sign selections from 2011 amateur draft who have not exhausted college eligibility. sept. 1 — active rosters expand to 40 players. sept. 30 or oct. 1 — playoffs begin. oct. 19 — World series begins. November — Free agent period to sign exclusively with former teams, first 15 days after World series ends. dec. 1 — Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents.


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Children watch the sheep being sheared during Bread Riot’s celebration, Riot in the Pasture, at Correll Farms in Woodleaf.

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glass of sweet ice tea does taste better when sipped beneath a mammoth pin oak on a warm spring afternoon. In fact, in the shade of three of these magnificent trees, approximately 200 fans of local food enjoyed some of the best vegetables, meats and other produce that Rowan County farms have to offer. It tasted better because it was farm fresh from our own backyard. The “Riot in the Pasture,” held at beautiful Correll Farms on the outskirts of Salisbury near Woodleaf Road, included live bluegrass music, hayrides and sheep-shearing. But quite frankly, the collard greens and sweet onion casserole, prepared by The Sweetest Thing, demanded as much attention as the surroundings. The main entrees of pulled pork and brisket were prepared by Wild Turkey Farms and Bame Farms, and showcased the quality of their meat as well as the talents of their cooks. “What was most exciting to us was to see so many people come out in support of local food,” said Christine Wilson, president of the board of directors for the Bread Riot. “We had a lot of people here that are just learning about the Winter Harvest program. That is exciting for our local farmers.” The band No. 9 Coal brought the children onto the dance floor for some improvised dancing lessons while adults enjoyed wholewheat strawberry shortcake that the bakers from The Sweetest Thing created using locally ground flour from Hoffner Organic Farms. It made for an impressive culinary feast fit for a celebration. “I liked hanging out with all my friends and listening to the music,” said Ian Walser, 9, who enjoyed the expansive setting of Correll Farms. “It’s not like your own backyard where you are crowded by neighbors. It is unlimited space. You have a lot more room to play around.” Regardless, a tree close to the stage attracted a lot of attention from the children despite the fact they had acres of room to roam and explore. It gave the event the feel of a huge family picnic. “I climbed this magnolia tree. And there were a lot of other kids

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climbing it also,” said Autumn Walser, 7, Ian’s sister. “There were six long branches. And we could walk to the end of them and peer out of the tree and spy on the other kids. Everybody was chasing each other around.” While the children played, the parents enjoyed the food and the fellowship. “The setting, to me, it felt like a homecoming,” said Tracy Walser, Ian and Autumn’s mother. “There were so many different people from around town. And everyone was gathering around the tables for a homegrown meal. Everything was just comfortable. It was fun to see as many people from the community get together and support our farmers. And the food was outstanding.” The Bread Riot hosted the event to educate citizens about the benefits of local food and local farms and to celebrate the fact that the group recently obtained its non-profit status. The Bread Riot facilitates the supply of locally produced food through the Winter Harvest program, which fills the gap during the time when the farmer’s market is closed. Some of the benefits of local food include low transportation costs for the farmer, which means a better price for the consumer and lower impact on the environment. Moreover, the Bread Riot teams with farms that use organic farming methods that are free from hormones, medications and pesticides.

p 2-month-old emmaline Meyers hangs out with family and friends. u Participants listen to No. 9 Coal play. q Almost 300 people attended the event

It’s sort of the Super Bowl of financial moral dilemmas. You live in an older home. One day, while rummaging through your garage, you find a mysterious metal box filled with…MONEY! It’s not really yours, but then again, you own the home…soooo, isn’t it really yours? Josh Ferrin of Salt Lake City faced that very scenario. While KENT exploring the BERNHARDT home he had just purchased, he opened a hatch in the garage, climbed up the ladder, and discovered a metal box filled with roughly forty-five thousand dollars. He naturally thought about how such a large sum of money could go a long way to pay bills, or just buy things he never could afford. Wouldn’t we all. But he also thought about the home’s previous owner, a man by the name of Arnold Bangerter, who died last November and left the home to his children. After he finished counting the money at his parent’s house, Ferrin called one of Bangerter’s sons with the news. It turns out that, while Mr. Bangerter’s children remember him as a saver not a spender, they were completely floored that he had saved so much. And I’m sure they were grateful for Mr. Ferrin’s generous deed. I have to admit, I’ve harbored such fantasies during my life. I live in an older home that has had several previous owners, and the thought has crossed my mind that one of them may have squirrelled away a tidy savings somewhere in my attic. I even catch myself poking and prodding the insulation from time to time when I’m up there, just in case. I imagine finding the box, prying it open with my teeth, and counting the bazzillions of bills inside. But then what? The angel sitting on my shoulder…the one I have trouble hearing from time to time because of my bad ear on that side…tells me that found money may feel good, but earned money feels better. He whines in my ear when I pass a display of lottery tickets too. The devil sitting on my other shoulder…the one who shouts a lot, likes all the attention, and I’m having lunch with later… tells me that possession is nine tenths of the law and, well, who will ever know? I applaud Mr. Ferrin’s decision. He was truly tempted to keep the money, but knew deep inside it represented the fruits of someone else’s labor. He also wisely surmised that he could never truly enjoy the money knowing what he knows. I would vote for Mr. Ferrin for Congress. Congress could use more like him. I can also tell you what I would do if I were one of the Bangerter kids. There’s no way Mr. Ferrin would leave my house without half of the money. Here’s how I figure it. Mr. Ferrin could’ve said nothing, the Bangerter kids would’ve known nothing, and Mr. Ferrin could’ve laughed all the way to the bank, enjoying his “find” for quite a while. He instead deliberately chose to seek them out. That earns him a big fat reward in my book. And nothing should give these kids more pleasure than rewarding a good soul for his honesty. I hope they will. People are funny though when it comes to found money. I’ve often thought it would be interesting to announce publicly that I’ve found a metal box on a local roadside containing money. (I would put ten dollars in the box and have someone throw it out along a roadside, retrieving it later just so I wouldn’t be telling a fib.) I would announce that I am seeking the owner of the box, and then wait to see how many people would come forward to claim it.

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What a mother taught a daughter about friendship A

Susan Jensen’s mother, Sylvia (left) is shown here with her best friend, Ruthie. thrown a party when my father ended their marriage, instead of mourning his departure. And she wished she had not lost touch with Ruth. “Do you think Ruthie still remembers me as fondly as I do her? Do you think she still regards me as the best friend she ever had?” my mother asked. I tried to track down Ruth, who had changed her name with a second marriage, and came up empty. A month after my mother died, my brother received a letter from Ruth. “Are you the Sylvia I knew as a young girl?” began the letter. Ruth had indeed never forgotten my mother, though 65 years had passed since she had moved away from Brooklyn. She shared fond reminiscences with me about a friendship that was so sweet that its luster still shone in their memories, undimmed by time. I got to hear about their adventures after the War was over, when they were

13. They took a train into Manhattan once to see a famous battleship but after waiting in line for hours, were turned away at the entrance because the tour had reached capacity. These two very pretty, young girls turned pleading eyes to a man in charge who got them in. My Mom and Ruth were in the academically gifted program and wrote for their school papers. Often, they wrote about the war and what Ruth’s older brothers were experiencing overseas in battle. Ruth and Mom were the first group of Americans to be called teenagers. Up until then, people graduated from childhood to adult responsibilities, including work and marriage. Their parents were at a slight loss as to how to cope with giggling teenage girls infatuated with Frank Sinatra. They waited many hours in line to see him sing once. The line was packed tight as there was no reserved seating. My mother

dropped her ticket and could not move to pick it up. Ruth said “don’t worry” and stepped hard on the toe of the person standing on the ticket, and my mother scooped down and retrieved it. Most children in their poor neighborhood had just a few articles of clothing. Both Ruth and my mother recalled one girl in their class who could only afford one outfit — and chose a pink sweater and green skirt. They thought that took guts. Kids wore a winter coat for three years — the first year it was too big, the second it fit correctly and the third year it was too small. My mom spilled ink (no ballpoint pens back then, just inkwells) on her winter coat and still had to wear it for two years with that large stain. So Ruth would lend her coat to Mom for important occasions. People could not afford to buy new gifts for birthdays

Dear Seeking: I’m not aware of any specific protocol surrounding secret second families, and because we don’t live in France (where these matters are de rigueur), we don’t have much of a cultural guideline. And so you should do here what you should always do: Be kind, be considerate and demonstrate your family values to the best of your ability.

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Growing old “ain’t for sissies,” as Bette Davis once said. There are many losses: physical losses and the losses of dear friends and family, if you live long enough. The ongoing ability to make new social connections translates into a healthier and longer life. Two wonderful, easy to read books about forging pleasant social connections are “Choosing Civility” and “The Civility Solution” by P.M. Forni. Dr. Forni, who founded the Civility Institute at Johns Hopkins University, speaks movingly of the need for kind and considerate behavior between all of us human beings sharing planet earth at the same moment in time. He gives step-bystep, practical advice on how to be a considerate person and elicit that behavior from others. He describes how one goes about being a cherished friend. My mother valued people more than any material pleasures and taught us to do the same. Dr Forni’s quote from Christopher Hansard, in “The Civility Solution,” is a wonderful summation of the powerful role of friendship in our lives: “Relationships are the foundation of humanity. We derive our nourishment from them, learn from them, and thrive through them. Every human being wants to relate to other human beings; it is an essential part of who we are as individuals and as a species. And the way in which we relate to others determines how happy we are, how long we live, and the choices we make. Through our relationships we discover our place in the world and our reason for being here.” Dr. Susan Jensen lives in Salisbury with her family.

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About three years later, when I realized he and I were not right for each other, I came back to my parents, tail between my legs, and said, “I made a mistake.” To their credit, they never said, “I told you so,” and they helped me finish my degree. I thanked them then, and I never forgot that kindness.

• • • Dear Amy: I am becoming friends with a wonderful woman whose kids are close in age to mine. We share common interests, and our children frequently play together. The problem is that I think her husband may have a “crush” on me. He has never said or done anything outright, but I catch him staring at me sometimes. I think (and hope) he is not the type of guy who would act on it, but it still makes me uncomfortable. So far, I have just been ignoring it. I try to spend time with this woman and her kids when he is not around, and I also try not to be in a situation where I am alone with him, just in case. Am I doing the right thing, or should I back off from my friendship with her? — Crushed

ly inappropriate, call him on it immediately. My theory is that creepy stalker people rely on an unspoken intimidation factor — along with the good manners of their prey. But if someone intrudes repeatedly into your space, it’s OK to say a version of, “What’s your game, mister?” If you can’t shut this down, then you’ll have to explain to your friend why you are backing away from the friendship. • • •

Dear Amy: “Anguished Mom” was very worried about her 17-year-old daughter, who had decided to forgo her own college plans to follow her boyfriend across the country. Wow — this sounded familiar. I made the exact choice when I was her age. I supported him as he attended college (half-heartedly) by working at the local Dairy Queen and other grunt jobs. We married just a few months shy of my 21st birthday. We were young, foolish and really, really poor, but happy. For a few years, that is. About three years later, when I realized he and I were not right for each other, I came back to my parents, tail between my legs, and said, “I made a mistake.” To their credit, they never said, “I told you so,” and they helped me finish my degree. I thanked them then, and I never forgot Dear Crushed: Don’t back off that kindness. — Grateful Daughter from your friendship — that way the terrorist wins. Dear Grateful: UnfortunateIgnore this guy. If he says or does anything more overt- ly, many of us seem to learn

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Dear Amy: My father had a secret “second” family that he started after all the children from his “first family” had already been born. It was a deep, dark secret, but statements and gossip from our loudmouth relatives provided us children with the basic facts: My siblings and I have a half-brother and halfsister. They are probably in their 50s. We never communicated with them, and over the years we never attempted to c o n t a c t them. We are unaware ASK of any atAMY tempts by them to contact us. Our father paid court-mandated child support, but I have heard that the other family lived a “tough” life. Our father is now elderly and in poor health, and I am also worrying about this aspect of our family dynamic, along with social/legal etiquette and protocol. For “estate” purposes, the “first” family children have already agreed that the “second” family children are equal beneficiaries in whatever very modest estate emerges. Our motto is: “Do the right thing.” What are the right things socially/etiquette-wise? What are the wrong things? — Seeking Answers to Everything

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so they would gift something they already owned. Ruth and my mother tried to give each other their very favorite possessions. The wonderful thing about their friendship, and all good friendships, is that the joy they experienced together was not limited to the three years they were friends. They were able to savor those memories forever. My mother had said she would try to send wonderful people into our lives to fill the gap of her passing. Knowing Ruth is almost like having my mother back — she has the same warmth, humor, optimism and intelligence. When we met recently, Ruth and her husband Norman looked like vibrant 60-year-olds. They were both longstanding vegans who exercised daily and took vitamins. They have begun to mentor my family along that path — another gift from my mother who always worried about all of our well being. Friendship not only enriches our daily life, it is good for our health. Last week, I went online to one of those actuarial devices which gives you an approximation of your lifespan. They ask about your genetic history, lifestyle, medical problems, etc. It was very detailed–blood pressure, blood sugar, how much red meat /alcohol/cigarettes consumed. Most interestingly, it asked a lot of questions about social life. Had I made any new friends this year? Did I consider myself to have truly close friends I could “be myself” with? Did I find it enjoyable or stressful to spend time with others? How often did I see or speak to my close friends? When one added strong social support to the picture, it extended projected lifespan by 10 years. I can understand that.

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year ago, my mother passed away. She would have turned 79 on Memorial Day. In her last weeks, she counted her many blessings. To my initial surprise, she expressed as her greatest blessing the constant presence of wonderful friends. In addition to a nice circle of friends, SUE she had alJENSEN ways had a best friend who functioned more as a dear sister. The very best of those friends, in her entire 78 years of life, was Ruth. She and Ruthie were best friends from ages 11-14. Old enough to have a complex relationship and young enough that boys had not yet entered the picture. Ruth and my Mom walked home from school every day and then raced to the phone to talk to each other. They knew every detail of each other’s families. They spent all their free time together. My mother reflected on a friendship that existed at a time (World War II) when people had real girlhoods. They called emergency meetings of the Miss America club to discuss the war time romances of their favorite older neighborhood girls. They collected metal for the war effort, spent all Saturday in the movie theaters, and had adventures in Manhattan at a time when children could safely ride public transportation on their own. Ruth moved to Norfolk, Virginia . Theirs was an era long before Facebook and email, when long distance calls and trips were prohibitively expensive. Over time, they lost touch. At the end of her life, my mother expressed just two regrets. She wished she had


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highly intelligent and well known and revered by her former students as well as local businessmen and women. She was very active in various civic organizations and was always willing and ready to assist any worthwhile cause or campaign. Her passion for securing success for her students was so strong that at times it was misconstrued, especially by a couple of guys in my class who I’ll call Heckel and Jeckel. Bear in mind, these were teenage boys with nothing much on their minds but girls, the easiest way to pass the class, and whether it was time for lunch yet. Addie Rhem was stern at times but she certainly was no dummy. She led Heckel and Jeckel to believe they were getting the best of her when they pulled mischievous pranks such as hiding her chalk, putting whoopee cushions in her chair or rearranging her desk. There was a large display window in our classroom that faced the hallway. This was used for in-class training of window dressing and/or decorating as it applied to some work places. Once, while Addie Rhem was delayed by a staff meeting, Heckel and Jeckel decided to re-dress the mannequins

by swapping their clothes and accessories. I have to admit it was quite humorous to see the male model with a wide-brimmed hat and purse accompanying his flowing A-line skirt. Upon her return, Addie Rhem showed no emotion to the prank and began class as usual. Drat! No action! No fun! It wasn’t long before Heckel and Jeckel were implying that I was the teacher’s pet. Actually, they said I was the right hand of the A.R.M. They thought this reference to be clever and hilarious. In actuality, I did live across the street from her and was good friends with her next door neighbors who just happened to be her daughter, Barbara Rufty and husband Harold and their lovely children, Cathy, Bonnie, Melonie, Osco and Barbara Jean. But really — teacher’s pet? No way — not me! She did, however, express motherly pride when I was selected president of the D.E. club, the first female to ever serve in this capacity. But honestly, she did not stuff the ballot box! It was a clean, fair election. Heckel and Jeckel continued with their goodnatured ribbing of me, as well as occasional pranks on our tolerant, forgiving

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o chewing gum! Shirttails tucked in! On time or five minutes early! These were the words printed neatly in large letters on the chalkboard that greeted A.R.M.’s newest junior class. It was the first day of school in September MARGARET and I had cho- SHUMATE sen Distributive Education for one of my courses for the 1960-61 year at Boyden High School. D.E. students participated in classroom instruction and were also placed in local businesses for on-the-job training experience. Satisfactory completion of both phases of the program resulted in two credits earned toward the school year’s required curriculum total. Other courses such as math, English and science counted as one credit each. D.E. students were permitted to leave at the end of fifth period class to report to their jobs. As I was knowledge-hungry, I chose to attend all six classes in addition to my work assignment. My ultimate goal was to graduate after my senior year with as many credits as possible. Now, back to the chalkboard. Addie Rhem Morris was the artist of these chalky words. She was our classroom teacher and D.E. coordinator. Initial instruction to this career-oriented course dealt with proper interview skills, which included appearance and conduct of the applicant. Mrs. Morris was a great teacher. She was

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Megan Elizabeth Walton and Joshua Ray Fox were united in marriage Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on the campus of Catawba College. The Rev. Keith Mason officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Historic Salisbury Depot. The bride was escorted by her father, Terry Walton, and attended by Ashley Cauble of Salisbury as maid of honor. Serving as bridesmaids were Denise Bibb of Lexington, cousin of the groom Ginny Grubb of Greensboro and cousin of the bride Ashley Kreps of Salisbury. Junior bridesmaids were niece of the bride Sydney Campbell and sister of the groom Kaytlin Fox, both of Salisbury. The father of the groom, Bobby Fox, stood as best man. Groomsmen included JR Ayash, Brett Mulkey, Will Robinson and brother of the bride Christopher Walton, all of Salisbury, Kyle Gill of Charlotte and cousin of the groom Gray Grubb of Spencer. Nicholas Ayash of Salisbury was ring bearer. Guest registrars were aunt of the groom Tina Grubb of Salisbury and aunt of the bride Mary Thompson of Statesville. The bride is the daughter of Beth and Terry Walton of Salisbury and the granddaughter of Mrs. Libby and the late Rev. William Blanton of Statesville and the late Ruth and Grady Walton of Salisbury. A 2005 honor graduate of North Rowan High School, Megan received an Associate degree in Nursing from RowanCabarrus Community College in 2009 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Gardner-Webb University in 2011, graduating with honors. She is a registered nurse at Rowan

Regional Medical Center. The groom is the son of Dawn and Bobby Fox of Salisbury and the grandson of Mrs. Mildred and the late Walter “Bill” Rowe of Spencer, Connie and Tony Fox of Salisbury and Barbara and Bruce Gibson of Mocksville. A 2005 graduate of North Rowan High School, Joshua is currently studying Fire Protection Technology at Coastal Carolina College. He is a firefighter with Mooresville Fire Department. Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couR129028 ple will make their home in Salisbury.

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WAIMEA, Hawaii — Traci Danene Ray and CPT Adam Fisher McCombs were united in marriage Dec. 16, 2010, at Waimea Valley on the North Shore. The Rev. Garret Shon officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Waimea Valley Pavillion. The bride was escorted by her father, Mike Ray, and attended by Marie Phillips of Houston, Tex., as maid of honor and Samantha Krantz of Cypress, Tex., as matron of honor. Her bridesmaids included Erin Floyd and Jamie Smith of Charlotte, N.C., Jabrenta Hubbard of Mount Croghan, S.C., Kelly Schmidt of Matthews, N.C., and Sarah Jean Wells of Cornelius, N.C. Keith McCombs stood as his son’s best man. Serving as groomsmen were brother of the groom Eric McCombs of Charlotte, N.C., Daniel Elliott of Boiling Springs, N.C., Matt Gulliver of Raleigh, N.C., Sgt. Daniel Seth McDonald of Fort Bragg, N.C., Dave Pigott of Bloomfield, Colo., and Adam Rivette of Milan, Italy. Serving as saber bearers were 1st Lt. Charles Kissling Jr. of Gainesville, Fla.; 1st Lt. Seth Hildebrand of Gardnerville, N.Y.; 1st Lt. Andrew Corbett of Clarksville, Tenn.; Sgt. 1st Class Marcus Kremer of Amanda, Ohio; Sgt. 1st Class Travus Brandon of Milwaukee, Wisc.; and Staff Sgt. Tasiaeafe Feleti of Mililani, Hawaii. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Lisa Ray of Cypress, Tex., and the granddaughter of Cora Ann and the late Bobby Gene Ray of Wichita Falls, Tex., and James and Dorothy Meurer of Windthorst, Tex. A 2005 graduate of Cypress Fairbanks High School, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2009. The groom is the son of Keith and Julia McCombs of FuquayVarina and the grandson of Jean Fisher and the late Willard Eugene McCombs of Faith, N.C., and Elizabeth Spencer and the late Wiley Grayson Morgan of Salisbury, N.C. A 2000 graduate of FuquayVarina High School, Adam graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in American Politics. He is in the United States Army. Following a honeymoon to the Island of Kauai, the couple were honored with parties in Faith and Fuquay-Varina, N.C., and Wichita Falls and Houston, Tex. They are making their home in R129027 Kapolei, Hawaii.

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How do you teach a kid the value of a dollar? The answer is, of course, that you must make him work for that dollar. This work should be worth a dollar as well. Telling a child that you’ll pay him for staying out of your hair for an hour is called bribery and does not teach the value of money, only the value of driving his mother nuts. It also demonstrates how desperate you are for a vacation. Your spouse should be made aware of this departure from sanity so that he/she can prepare for an impending showdown. LAURA My kids have regular SNYDER chores that they have to do without payment, because that is life in the real world. When they do something other than those, they get paid for it. I needed some yard work done the other day and I offered the assignment up for pay. All three of them jumped at the chance to earn money, although my 9-year old, who has not yet learned the value of money, accepted the task simply because he did not want his siblings to receive anything he didn’t get. Later that day, after the work was done and I had paid them, the phone rang. I needed some scrap paper to write down an address. My nine-year old ran to get some. He came back with one of his dollar bills and slapped it on the table. I think he was a little disappointed that I wasn’t thrilled that he found some scrap paper. After the call was completed, I sat down and had a talk with him. “Do you remember that nice bike you got for Christmas last year?” I began. “The one I sold to the neighbors for $10?” he asked. “You sold it to the neighbors?... for $10?” I sputtered. “Yeah… about that…” “You said you lost it!” “I sort of lied.” I tried to compose myself and think about what the important lesson here should be. This child had a way of sidetracking me. Was it wrong that he sold his brand new bike? Was it that he sold it for only $10? Or was it that he lied? Is it bad form to punish a kid for a transgression that happened last year? Pulling my hair out was becoming a habit for me. By the time this boy turned 18, I would most likely be bald. “Okay. Okay. The point I was trying to make is that if you don’t value money or the things that it can buy, you will never have anything nice.” He looked at me with that blank stare that says, I wonder if there are any Double Stuf Oreos left in the cookie jar. “Look,” I said, “if you didn’t sell your bike, you would still be able to ride it.” “But I wouldn’t have the $10,” he said logically. “True, but you can’t buy a new bike with only $10.” “I didn’t want the bike as much as I wanted the $10.” “What did you buy with the $10?” “I… don’t remember.” “That’s exactly what I mean,” I said, thinking he finally understood. “You’re right! I should have sold it for $20.” Nope, he didn’t understand. “No! I’m saying you should have kept the bike, and worked to earn the $10 for whatever it was you wanted to buy. Maybe even save some of it for a rainy day.” “So, I can use money to make an umbrella?” I tried another tack. “How many dollar bills would it take to make an umbrella?” This is a question that doesn’t come up very often under normal circumstances, but it was all I had. “A hundred, maybe?” “And how much does an umbrella cost to buy?” “I don’t know… 20 dollars?” “So why would you take a hundred dollars to make an umbrella when you could buy one for twenty?” I saw something click. Then a calculating look came into his eyes. “So, you’re saying if I sold a bike for a $100, I could buy a scooter for $80 and an umbrella with the other $20.” I looked at him hard. I knew that look. “Don’t even think about selling my bike!” Visit www.lauraonlife.com for more about Laura Snyder.

EDISTO ISLAND, S.C. — Briana Renee Rabon and Daniel Olin Hastings were united in marriage April 16, 2011, at Governor’s Bluff Plantation. The Rev. Lawrence C. Rabon officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at the Pavilion on Edisto Beach. The bride was escorted by her father, the Rev. Lawrence Rabon, and attended by Miss Wendy Segars of Chengdu, Sichuan, China, as maid of honor and Mrs. Cynthia Foster of Roanoke, Va., as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Jennifer DuMond of Raleigh, sister of the groom Mrs. Melissa Cox of Raleigh and sister of the bride Mrs. Christine Stuart of Lubbock, Tex. Mr. Luke Weber of Asheville stood as the groom’s best man. His groomsmen included Mr. Colin McCandless of Franklin, Mr. Mike Kalbaugh of Greensboro, Mr. Jason Cox of Raleigh and brother of the bride Mr. Colby Rabon of Asheville. Miss Lauren Stuart, niece of the bride of Lubbock, Tex., was flower girl, and Mr. Sean Foster of Roanoke, Va., was ring bearer. The bride is the daughter of the Rev. Lawrence and Margo Rabon of Hendersonville. A 2002 graduate of North Henderson High School, Briana received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2006. In 2010, she received a Master of Education in School Counseling from Western Carolina University. She is a school counselor at North Cove Elementary School in Marion. The groom is the son of Jimmy and Patricia Hastings of Salisbury. A 1997 graduate of West Rowan High School, Daniel received a Bachelor degree in Theater from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2002. He is a production associate at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. Following a wedding trip to Castries, St. Lucia, the couple is R129029 making their home in Asheville.


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Lee Thomas Shuping of Chapel Hill, formerly of Faith, graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine May 7, 2011, with a Doctor of Medicine. Lee was also recognized as Best Student Physiatrist, an award given to the top student in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program. Lee previously received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UNC in 2000 and a Master of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University in 2004. A 1996 graduate of East Rowan High School, Lee is the son of Barbara and Gary Kilby of Salisbury. He, his wife Nicole and his children, Avery and Emerson, are moving to Charlottesville, Va., where he will begin his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia.

Reginald Antonio Moore

Reginald Antonio Moore of Salisbury graduated May 14, 2011, from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. Reginald has served as president of Collegiate 100 of 100 Black Men of America Inc.; is a member of National Society of Black Engineers; is a minority recruitment volunteer; and is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. A 2006 graduate of West Rowan High School, he is the son of Marilyn L. and Willie D. Moore Sr. of Salisbury. He is employed by Sage Point Financial Inc. in R129024 Richmond, Va.

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Megan Elizabeth Walton of Salisbury graduated with honors from Gardner-Webb University on May 16, 2011, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. While at GardnerWebb, Megan was a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. A 2005 honor graduate of North Rowan High School, Megan received an Associate degree in Nursing from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in 2009. She is employed by Rowan Regional Medical Center as a registered nurse. Megan is the daughter of Beth and Terry Walton of Salisbury.

Wesley Scott Eagle of Salisbury graduated May 8, 2011, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Wesley was a dean’s list student for several semesters at UNC. A 2007 graduate of East Rowan High School, he plans to apply to physician assistant school this coming year. Wesley is the son of Scott and Felicia Eagle of Salisbury and the grandson of Eddie and Lucinda Crook and the late Lynn Trexler of Salisbury and Judy Eagle and the late Larry R129018 Eagle of Spencer.

Brittany Marie Taylor graduated summa cum laude from Campbell University on May 14, 2011. She majored in History with a double minor in business and pre-law. She plans to attend Campbell Law School this fall. Brittany is a 2007 graduate of Salisbury High School and is the daughter of Glenn and Kim Taylor of Salisbury. R129020

Justin Stiller received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from The University of Arizona during its May 2011 Commencement exercise, graduating magna cum laude with a cumulative grade point average of 3.83. Stiller also received Commendation for Excellent Academic Achievement Award, was named to the Dean’s List with Distinction and has served as a resident assistant. He volunteered at University Medical Center Tucson and traveled to Peru with Imaginations, assisting in clinical medicine. Stiller is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Stiller of Arizona and the grandson of Judy Hoffner of Gold Hill and Roy Stiller of Lilesville. He plans to attend medical school R129023 this fall.

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Meredith Martin Briley of Kenansville graduated May 6, 2011, from East Carolina University with a Master of Arts degree in Teaching with concentration in Elementary Education. The ceremony was held in Minges Audiorium. A 2004 graduate of Salisbury High School, Meredith received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services and Information Management from ECU in 2007. The daughter of Stephen and Cindy Martin of Salisbury, she is married to Jay Briley. R129019

Ashley Walser of Salisbury graduated Saturday, May 14, 2011, from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College with an Associate in Arts Degree. A 2007 graduate of East Rowan High School, she is the daughter of Donnie and Bonnie Walser of Salisbury. She is an active member of Main Street United Methodist Church of the Salisbury Cooperative Parrish. R129022

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Former aide to Sarah Palin pens tell-all book JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A former member of Sarah Palin’s inner circle has written a scathing tell-all, saying Palin was ready to quit as governor months before she actually resigned and was eager to leave office when more lucrative opportunities came around. “In 2009 I had the sense if she made it to the White House and I had stayed silent, I could never forgive myself,”Frank Bailey told The Associated Press. Palin’s attorney did not respond to multiple requests for comment for this story. “Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years” is due out Tuesday and based on tens of thousands of emails that Bailey said he kept during his time with Palin. It began with working on her 2006 gubernatorial campaign and continued through her failed run for vice president in 2008 and her brief stint as governor. The Alaska attorney general's office has said it’s investigating Bailey’s use of the emails. Executive ethics laws bar former public officials from using information acquired during their work for personal gain if the information hasn’t been publicly disseminated. The state has yet to release thousands of emails that Palin sent and received during her 2 ½ years as governor. Bailey's attorney has said Bailey took “great care” to ensure his writings were consistent with legal requirements. Billed as the first Palin book by a former aide, “Blind Allegiance” bolsters the perception of Palin as self-serving, while casting Bailey as her enforcer — willing to do the dirty work, no questions asked. Bailey became a footnote in Alaska political history by getting embroiled in an investigation of Palin’s firing of her police commissioner over allegations the commissioner wouldn’t fire trooper Mike Wooten, who'd had a bitter divorce with Palin’s sister. Bailey was caught on tape questioning a state trooper official about why

Wooten was still employed. Bailey, who was Palin’s director of boards and commissions, was put on leave after news of the recording broke, though he claims his actions were with the prodding of Palin’s husband, Todd. In spite of this, and what he describes as campaigns by Sarah Palin over the years to tear down others who have crossed or confronted her, he stuck around. To speak up when he saw things he didn't agree with “went against all that investment of time and energy that I put into her,” said Bailey. He said he “shed his family,” his wife and two kids, to singularly focus on Palin during her rise to the governor’s office and beyond. When Palin burst onto the statewide political scene, she was seen as a “breath of fresh air” amid the corruption that had seeped into Alaska politics. “We looked at her as ... that queen on a horse that could come in and save the state,” he said. “As we started to see that that was not the case, I kept silent and I just kept on working.” Among the claims made in the book: that Palin’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign coordinated with the Republican Governors Association, or RGA, in violation of campaign rules. The book describes cameras rolling as Palin strode through the door at an Anchorage hotel “over and over and over,” for an RGA ad. At that time, there was a oneyear statute of limitations on complaints, and the Alaska Public Offices Commission did not receive any complaints related to Palin and the association during that period. However, the RGA was fined — unrelated to Palin — for late reporting, according to the commission’s executive director, Paul Dauphinais. Bailey said the final straw for him came in the summer of 2009, when Palin didn’t attend a rally he believed she’d repeatedly agreed to attend, for supporters of a voter initiative to require minors to get parental

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licized event. “Getting Sarah to meetings and events was like nailing JellO to a tree,” Bailey wrote. On the campaign trail and as governor, Sarah went through at least ten schedulers, with few lasting

more than months. Nobody wanted the job because Sarah might fail to honor, at the last minute, the smallest commitments, and making excuses for her became a painful burden.” By the time she cancelled on

the parental notification event in Anchorage, Palin had resigned as Alaska’s governor and embarked on a new path, one in which she’d become a best-selling author, highly sought-after speaker, political phenom and prospective presidential candidate. Bailey claims her heart wasn't in governing after she returned to Alaska from her failed run for vice president. At home, she faced a barrage of ethics complaints — nearly all of which were ultimately dismissed — and Bailey said she told him as early as February 2009 that if she could find the right message to tell Alaskans, she’d “quit tomorrow.” She resigned in July 2009. Bailey confesses to “a ton of mistakes” and speaks of a return to God; he said his church has become a sanctuary and that he’s reconnected with his family. He said writing the book — which itself has generated controversy — was cathartic. In February, the book project also made headlines when a draft manuscript was leaked. An attorney for Bailey and his co-writers accused author Joe McGinniss, who has his own Palin book coming out this year. McGinniss’ attorney acknowledged McGinniss selectively shared the manuscript, but said the manuscript included no request for confidentiality. Bailey dismisses any suggestion he’s disgruntled or bitter; he said he got a front-row seat to state and national politics and was able to recommend judges and set up “hundreds” of board positions. “Yeah, there were some tough, tough times but hopefully I’ve learned from some of that,” he said. “Time will tell.” He said he has no ill feelings toward Palin, with whom he says he hasn’t spoken since the fall of 2009. If anything, he said, he feels sad for her. “I’m sad at a lot of wasted potential,” said Bailey, who believed she could accomplish more than she did as governor. “I certainly don’t hate her but I look at a lot of wasted opportunities on her part.”

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BIRTHS Grace Youker A daughter, Grace Michelle, was born to Josh and Michelle Youker of Cleveland on January 8, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast. She weighed 10 pounds, 1 ounce. She has a brother, Scott, 5, and a sister, Marielle, 7. Grandparents are Ron and Debbie Youker of Salisbury, Mike and Jenny Hastings of Cooleemee and Rick and Rhonda Taylor of Statesville. Great-grandparents are David and Bobby Hastings of Woodleaf. Great-great-grandparents are Clay and Judy Shaver of Mocksville.

Tinley Summitt A daughter, Tinley Michele, was born to Travis and Joy Summitt of Cleveland on April 26, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast. She weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Graham of Cleveland and Mr. and Mrs. Preston Houston of Mt Ulla.

Hampton Nixon A son, Hampton Lee, was born to Joe and Hillary Nixon of Salisbury on April 27, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast. He weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces. Grandparents are Rich and Kathi Nixon and Donald and Brookie Lamber of Clayton, and Rick and Gay Hampton of Salisbury. Great-grandparents are Glenn and Joyce Nixon and Grace Lee, all of Clayton, and the late Bobby Lee, Wayne and Mary White and Gray and Caroline Hampton.

Megan Linebarger A daughter, Megan Virginia, was born to Jonathan and Alison Linebarger of China Grove on May 3, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. She has a brother, Evan, 4. Grandparents are Johnny and Jo Carol Linebarger of China Grove and Charles and Margaret Menscer of Statesville. Great-grandparent is Virginia Sharpe of Olin.

Landon James A son, Landon Thomas, was born to Shawn and N. Nicole James of China Grove on May 18, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces.

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Rufty-Holmes Senior Center is a non-profit organization that provides a focal point for aging resources as well as opportunities to enrich the quality of life for Rowan County older adults. The Center is supported by the N.C. Division of Aging; City of Salisbury; County of Rowan; Towns of China Grove, Landis, Rockwell & Spencer; local foundations; business partners; program fees; and private contributions.

SPECIAL EVENTS IN JUNE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS: Wednesday, June 1 from 9:30-10:30am. Free blood pressure readings and consultation for interested older adults. Provided by retired Geriatric & Adult Nurse Practitioner Gail Kimball. HANDMADE ALL OCCASION CARD WORKSHOP: Wednesday, June 1 at 1:00pm. Complete six handmade all occasion cards in one two-hour workshop session. All supplies will be provided. Cost is $12 per person payable upon arrival. Instructor is Daphne Houghton. Advance registration is required by calling the Center at 704-216-7714. AARP MEMBERSHIP PICNIC: Thursday, June 2 at noon. AARP Chapter members and prospective members are invited to gather at the Center’s picnic shelter for lunch. A regular meeting will follow at 1:00pm. Guests are asked to RSVP to 704-216-7714 for planning purposes. LINE DANCING CLASSES: Absolute Beginners: Taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Tuesdays at 3:30pm June 7, 14, 21 & 28. Call the Center to register before June 7. $4 per week or $12 for month. Hi-Beginners: Taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Thursdays at 4:30pm June 2, 9 & 23. Call the Center at 704-216-7714 to register before May 5. $4 per week or $9 for month. Intermediate: Taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Thursdays at 5:30pm June 2, 9 & 23. Call the Center at 704-216-7714 to register before May 5. $4 per week or $9 for month PEN PAL TRIP TO KANNAPOLIS: Friday, June 3. Van transportation scheduled to leave the Senior Center parking lot with our Senior Pen Pals at 11:00am enroute to Bakers Creek Park where we will meet and spend time with our 6th grade students from Corriher-Lipe Middle School while enjoying a picnic lunch. Seniors will return to the Center by 2:00pm. Let us know if you’re going and if you are riding the vans. STAINED GLASS CLASSES: New eight-week classes begin June 6. For beginning, intermediate or advanced students. Two sections to choose from (Mondays 2-5pm or Mondays 5:45pm - 8:45pm). Instructor is Mike Ziegler. $55 class fee payable to instructor plus materials. Register at the Front Desk, or by calling 704-216-7714 beginning Wednesday, June 1. Space is limited.

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“ART DAYS” WITH FRANCES DRISCOLL: Each Tuesday from 9-11am June 7 – July 26. Come paint, sketch or draw as you please with instructional guidance. Bring your own materials or consult with the instructor for assistance. $10 registration fee payable to instructor on first day of class for eight-week session. Call 704-216-7714 for more information. COPING WITH GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Tuesdays at 3:00pm. Provided by professional staff associated with Rowan Regional Medical Center Hospice. Pre-registration is not necessary. No cost to participate. ROWAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER PRESIDENT DARI CALDWELL SPEAKS ON HEALTH CARE REFORM AS IT RELATES TO MEDICARE AND ACCESS TO CARE: Wednesday, June 8 at 10:00am. Older adults throughout Rowan County are invited to come and meet Rowan Regional’s President and CEO, and hear about how health care reform legislation is effecting Medicare and access to medical care for older persons. Mrs. Caldwell will also address special services RRMC is planning to provide to older adults through RuftyHolmes Senior Center. The event is free and open to any interested older adult. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is not required. SENIORS WITHOUT PARTNERS ANNIVERSARY PICNIC: Thursday, June 9 at noon at the Rufty Picnic Shelter complex. Participants should bring a covered dish and drinks to share. SINGING SENIORS SPRING CONCERT: Sunday, June 12 at 3:00pm at the Senior Center. The annual spring concert presented by the Salisbury Singing Seniors and directed by Daisy Bost. The event is free and open to the general public. A reception will follow the concert. SEMINAR ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY & TOOLS: Wednesday, June 15 at 10:00am. Sponsored by Duke Energy for interested older adults. A free presentation outlining ways to use energy more efficiently and economically in our daily lives. Summer fans donated by Duke Energy will be available for pick up at this time for eligible older adults. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 704-216-7714.

Service to Seniors awards were given recently to Jo Kearns with Smart Choice Senior Transitions, Ken Harmer and Mary Arey with Arey Realty, Clarence Beaver with Beaver Brothers Inc., Debra Simmons with Gentiva Home Health and Ann Measmer with Comfort Keepers.

PROJECT FAN – HEAT RELIEF: Sponsored by Duke Energy for eligible older adults. Free box fans for seniors who may have health risks associated with the intense heat of summer. Eligibility requirements are sixty years of age or better; resident of Rowan County; having a discernable need for a fan, such as having no air conditioning, or needing supplemental movement of air; and not being a fan recipient in 2010. Call 704216-7700 for more information. BUS TRIP TO BLOWING ROCK: Thursday, June 16. Motorcoach transportation leaves Senior Center parking lot at 8:00am enroute to the high country. We’ll visit “the blowing rock” and take in the mountain scenery before having lunch at the Chetola Resort. After lunch we’ll take in the shops, galleries, bakeries and chocolatiers in town before heading home and arriving back in Salisbury about 6:30pm. Cost is $45 per person which includes transportation, lunch, admissions, taxes and tips (everything except personal shopping). Interested older adults need to pre-pay at the Senior Center Front Desk in order to reserve a seat on the bus. Reservations are first-come, first-served, and you can pick your seat assignment at the time of purchase. You must be a member of the Center to purchase a ticket. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 1 at 2:00pm. GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY + LUNCHEON: Wednesday, June 22 at noon. A special recognition luncheon for those couples married fifty or more years, sponsored by Trinity Oaks Retirement Community. There will be a buffet luncheon followed by a program. Free to those who register in advance by calling 704-216-7714. Space is limited. EXERCISE CLASS PARTICIPANTS PICNIC: Friday, June 24 at noon in the Picnic Shelter. Members participating in the Center’s exercise program are invited to a covered dish picnic social with their instructors. Special recognition will be given to those who have participated in the Center’s fitness program for more than five years. Those coming should bring a covered dish selection to share. The Center will provide paper products and drinks. In case of extremely hot or rainy weather, the social will be held indoors.

Nancy Hylick, Betty Goodwin, Pat Beck, Ed Lutz recently earned Service to Seniors awards.

MOVIE OF THE MONTH: Wednesday, June 29 at 2:00pm. Sponsored by Mary Moose, Registered Financial Consultant & Planner, for interested older adults. Come out and enjoy “Get Low,” with Robert Duvall & Sissy Spacek, rated PG, on our big screen, complete with popcorn and drinks. Free. (Motion picture license # 12137390).

COMPUTER CLASSES: New summer concentrated computer classes will be offered in June. We will be offering: Introduction to Computers: June 8, 9 & 10 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. On-Line Buying & Selling: June 15, 16 & 17 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Beginning to Intermediate Excel: June 22, 23 & 24 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. $28 registration fee payable at enrollment. Register in person at the Front Desk. Space is limited. EXERCISE CLASSES: One may join one of our on-going senior exercise classes after screening and consultation with the Fitness Staff. A variety of offerings are available at different levels, and include Senior-Lite Jazzercise, Coed Fitness, SilverSneakers I Muscular Strength & Range of Movement, Strength-ercise, Cardio Strength Training, Tai Chi, and Chair Yoga, as well as arthritis water exercise and cardiovascular water exercise classes. Strength and aerobic fitness equipment is also available for use, with trained staff accessible to provide an orientation and instruction. Inquire at the Front Desk for more information or call 704-216-7714. OPEN POOL TIME: Mondays & Wednesdays from 3-3:45pm. An opportunity to exercise on your own in the heated pool at the Center. A certified lifeguard will be on duty. $20 per month or $3.00 per session. Inquire at the Front Desk for more information. CHAIR MASSAGES: Twenty-minute sessions are available at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center by appointment with Travis Alligood, LMBT. Cost is $12 per session. To schedule an appointment call 980-234-3016. OTHER CLUB MEETINGS THIS MONTH: TOPS Chapter - Each Monday at 9:00am Men’s Breakfast Club - Each Tuesday at 8:30am Rufty Holmes Lady Liners - Each Tuesday at 10:00am Creative Needles Group - Each Wednesday at 9:30am R-H Computer Club - Each Thursday at 10:00am Woodcarvers Group - Each Thursday at 1:30pm Evergreen Bridge Club - Each Friday at 1:00pm Seniors Morning Out Picnic - Wednesday, June 1 at 10:00am Golf Association of Rowan Seniors - Monday, June 6 at 8:30am Ambassadors Club - Monday, June 6 at noon Better Breathing Club - Wednesday, June 8 at 1:00pm Art Gang - Thursday, June 9 at 10:00am Starry Night Quilters - Thursday, June 9 at 6:30pm Rufty-Holmes Garden Club - Monday, June 13 at 2:00pm Rowan Amateur Radio Society - Monday, June 13 at 7:00pm Salisbury-Rowan Quilters Guild – Thursday, June 16 at 1:00pm Duke Energy Retirees - Friday, June 17 at 11:00am Southside Extension Homemakers - Monday, June 20 at 10:00am NARFE - Monday, June 20 at 1:00pm DAV Chapter 96 Meeting - Monday, June 20 at 6:30pm Rowan Doll Society - Tuesday, June 21 at noon Rowan County Council on Aging - Thursday, June 23 at 1:00pm Ole Rowan Fiber Guild – Monday, June 27 at 6:30pm Walk-abouts: Remember to turn in your walking logs the first of each month at the Front Desk. New walkers welcome. Inquire at the Front Desk. Enjoy BINGO every Tuesday from 1-3pm for $1.25, sponsored by Beltone Hearing Aid of Salisbury & China Grove. Enjoy CARD & GAME DAY Thursdays from 1-4pm. Free with refreshments. VETERAN SERVICES: The Rowan County Veterans Service Office is located at RuftyHolmes Senior Center. Service Officer Elaine Howle is available to meet with Rowan County veterans to assist them in applying and receiving all VA benefits to which they are legally entitled. For an appointment, call 704-216-8138. APPOINTMENTS FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE: Several times a year an attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. will be available to meet with interested persons at the Center by appointment to provide assistance in non-criminal matters (family law, public assistance, housing, consumer protection, etc). The service is free to low-income adults age 60 or older, provided with regional funds from the Area Agency on Aging. For information, and to schedule an appointment, call the NC Legal Aide office at 1-877-5797562 and identify yourself as an older adult residing in Rowan County. ASSISTANCE WITH HEARING NEEDS: For individuals who are hard of hearing and need assistance with hearing devices or telephone communication. Sponsored by the NC Division of Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Schedule an appointment at RuftyHolmes by calling 1-800-835-5302. OUTREACH PROGRAMS FOR OLDER ADULTS: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center offers a series of programs and activities at various locations throughout Rowan County as part of its outreach program. For more information, contact Thomasina Paige, Outreach Coordinator, at 704-216-7720. BROADCAST BINGO: Available through the Center’s Outreach Program for Rowan County older adults age 60 and older. Win prizes by listening daily to Memories 1280 Radio. Contact Thomasina Paige at 704-216-7720 to enroll and for more information. Free. LISTEN TO “SENIOR MOMENTS” DAILY MONDAY-FRIDAY AT 6:25am & 10:25am ON MEMORIES 1280 WSAT RADIO, SPONSORED BY OAK PARK RETIREMENT COMMUNITY. SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR ANY LOCAL OLDER ADULT WHO NEEDS HELP WITH PROGRAM FEES FOR CLASSES OR ACTIVITIES. NO ONE IS REFUSED PARTICIPATION BASED ON AN INABILITY TO PAY PROGRAM FEES. SUPPORT FOR PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS IS PROVIDED BY THE BLANCHE & JULIAN ROBERTSON FAMILY FOUNDATION. CONTACT ANY STAFF MEMBER FOR INFORMATION. NEED A RIDE TO THE SENIOR CENTER? THE CITY BUS SERVES THE SENIOR CENTER HOURLY (AT APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES PAST THE HOUR) MONDAY – FRIDAY ON ROUTE # 1. FOR INFORMATION CALL 704-638-5252. COUNTY RESIDENTS CAN CALL FOR TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE AT 704-216-7700. WANT TO PROVIDE A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR THANK YOU GIFT FOR THAT OLDER ADULT WHO ALREADY HAS EVERYTHING? STOP BY THE SENIOR CENTER OFFICE TO PURCHASE A DISCOUNT COUPON FOR A CLASS OR ACTIVITY OFFERED AT RUFTY-HOLMES. View daily senior center offerings on www.ruftyholmes.org

This Page Is Sponsored By The Following Firms Who Salute Our Senior Citizens: BELTONE HEARING AID CENTER

STOUT HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC.

AULL PRINTING & COPY PLUS, INC.

Salisbury - 704-636-6037 • Lee and Marie Wade China Grove - 704-857-4200

“The Doctor of Home Comfort” Salisbury • 704-633-8095

“Our Name Says It All” Salisbury • 704-633-2685 or 704-636-8661

NATIONAL STARCH & CHEMICAL

BEAVER BROTHERS, INC.

SUMMERSETT FUNERAL HOME, INC.

“We’re Your Closest Neighbor” Salisbury • 704-633-1731

“Since 1919” • A/C & Heating, Sales & Service & Installation Salisbury • 704-637-9595

Serving Salisbury Since 1907 Salisbury • 704-633-2111

PEELER’S FRAME & BODY SHOP Expert Painting – Auto Glass Installed Rockwell • 704-279-8324

THE MEADOWS RETIREMENT CENTER 612 Hwy. 152, Rockwell • 704-279-5300

Manie Richardson of the Ambassadors Club and Harry Ferro of the Rowan County Honor Guard earned Service to Seniors awards.

THE MEDICINE SHOPPE “The Pharmacy That’s All About Your Health.” Salisbury • 704-637-6120

PA I D A D V E R T I S E M E N T

ABUNDANT LIVING ADULT DAY SERVICES Call 704-637-3940 A United Way Agency “Let us be your partner in caregiving” R129877


8E • SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011

PEOPLE

SALISBURY POST

subMItteD PHotos by bIll AnD Celeste WARD

Dark clouds cast a somber mood over the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C.

BY BILL WARD For The Salisbury Post "Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." — President Harry S. Truman

t’s khaki utilities, haversacks, dog tags, M1 rifles, machine guns, combat boots, tanks, planes, warships, Marine green and Navy blue translated into carved granite and cast bronze. It is the World War II Memorial at Washington, D.C., symbolizing the enormous effort and sacrifices our parents, grandfathers, and grandmothers made during the tumultuous years from 1941 to 1945. It symbolizes men like the late Lloyd Surratt, a Navy warrant officer and destroyer sailor who died recently at age 90. In the 1940s he participated in eight major sea battles and was awarded a Bronze Star for each. It symbolizes men like former Senator and 1st Lieutenant Bob Dole, an Army platoon leader severely wounded in Italy with the resulting permanent loss of use of his right arm. It symbolizes men like the late Loyd Lawing, former Captain in the Army Air Corps, B-17 pilot and original participant in the covert Operation Aphrodite. It symbolizes men like the late Dr. Steve Thurston, former Major in the Army Air Corps who flew C-47 cargo planes off New Guinea. It symbolizes men like my wife’s late father, James William Wilkinson, a retired Army officer who served in World War II, Korea, and two tours in Vietnam. It symbolizes men like my late friend, Don Carter, who served with the 11th Army Airborne Division, making 16 parachute jumps in the Asian-Pacific Theater. Among his many medals is the World War II Victory medal, a four-foot reproduction of which is embedded in the granite bases of each of the memorial pavilions. In 2009, Don was fortunate to have participated in the John Hanford Flight of Honor to the WWII Memorial. It also symbolizes other men I have communicated with, such as Thomas Kozar who enlisted in 1940, went to England in 1944, took part in the maneuvers of Operation Tiger and landed at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944, later going into Okinawa in 1945. He proudly states, “I have military records to prove it all.” Or Paul Bury, drafted into the Army at 18 in 1943 and “winding up” as a radio operator-gunner with the Army Air Corps in the 8th Air Force, 401st Bomb Group in England in 1945. “Our nine-man crew was comprised of several 18, 19 and 20 year olds, and an ‘old man’ pilot, age 24,” Bury said. “We got in 10 missions, which gave us enough to tell our

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A quotation by President Franklin D. Roosevelt about Pearl Harbor is inscribed in stone at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. grandchildren about. Our second mission on Good Friday, over Bremen [Germany], provided us with 93 flack holes and a seriously wounded lower ball gunner, who was just 18. Five of our nine crew members have passed away [in recent years].” The World War II Memorial symbolizes not only these men, it honors the entire 16 million who served in the armed forces of the United States during WWII, including the more than 400,000 who died. It also honors the memory of the women — wives, mothers and factory workers — who supported the war effort from home. The entire memorial is designed to illus-

trate the unity and spirit that guided the U.S. to victory on many fronts, even in battles that weren’t thought winnable. In a word, it’s awesome. As you proceed around the memorial and read the inscriptions, you get just a tiny inkling of the magnitude of the great war that was fought between 1941 and 1945. And you get some idea of the strength and perseverance of the men who fought. An example was the Battle of Midway (Island). That was one we weren’t supposed to win, but win we did and at a great loss to the Japanese carrier fleet. There are 16 million stories from WWII, many of them similar and all of

them telling of determination, and frequently of hardship and privation, particularly among the prisoners of war. The Freedom Wall contains a field of 4,000 sculpted gold stars commemorating the more than 400,000 Americans whose stories had to be told through a buddy or family. They’re the ones who didn’t make it. On this Memorial Day, we need to pause to remember the men and women of the “Greatest Generation,” who fought to preserve the inviolability of our shores and our very freedom. Also remember all others who served and who are now serving all over the globe.

At the south end of the 7.4 acre memorial, visitors can see a 43-foot granite pavilion with the word ‘Pacific’ engraved on it.


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